by Alex Katz
oil on linen, 2009
60 in. x 84 in. (1524 mm x 2134 mm)
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 2010
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Born in Brooklyn in 1927, Katz is one of America's most respected and influential senior artists. Based on studies from life, this is the first time Wintour has sat for a portrait. Katz has said: 'Some people you want to paint, others you don't... Painting Anna was like shooting a fish in a barrel. There was no way I could miss it. She's made to order. Highly styled'.