In Vogue

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | Category: Art, Celebs

{via Coco Perez}

I am obsessed with the Vogue documentary “The September Issue.” Anna Wintour is so incredibly fascinating, and don’t even get me started on the clothes.  It is an hour and a half feast for the eyes.  It truly is such a captivating film.

Artist Alex Katz captured the trademark look of Anna Wintour in his signature, poppy style.  As reported on Coco Perez (yes, yes, I am a fan, especially of the fashion offshoot Coco Perez), Katz asked Anna to remove her wardrobe staple- her sunglasses- because he loved her eyes after seeing them in the film.

I think Katz did a remarkable job of capturing the essence of Anna, which if any of you have seen the film, is particuarly rigid and cold.  Always impeccably groomed, not a hair is out of place in Katz’s portrait.  Somehow though, Katz has managed to show glimmers of vulnerability and intimacy in this painting, which makes Anna ever the more intriguing.

With a career spanning over 50 years, Alex Katz has created an endless number of stunning works.  Take a look at some other favorites:

{Blueberry Field, 1968}

{Orange Interior, 1968}

{Poppy, 1968}

{Gray Umbrella, 1979}

{Samantha, 1987}

{Black Shoes, 1988}

{White Hat, 1990}

{Orange Hat, 1990}

{Grey Dress, 1992}

{Marina Del Ray, 1993}

{Margite Smiles, 1994}

{David and Janet, 1995}

{Eleuthera, 1999}

{Unfamiliar Image, 2001}

{Sharon, 2009}

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5 Comments to 'In Vogue'

cara 23 Mar 10 at 7:28 am

Great post! Great art…love it!

Simply Luxurious 23 Mar 10 at 7:40 am

Intriguing images. I too loved The September Issue. Made a special trip to Portland so I could see it in a theater.

Nancy@marcusdesign 23 Mar 10 at 3:29 pm

Love the images in this post, so captivating! I loved The September Issue, and I’ve kept my ‘september issues’ of Vogue for years now!!!

Zoya 24 Mar 10 at 7:12 am

love the post and the expressions are perfect

eappel 28 Mar 10 at 4:55 pm

i love the images; however, i think you left off one of his best works which is ada with flowers.

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