17. Park Avenue Departure in the Park Avenue Malls

Photo by Christopher Stache

Park Avenue Departure by Alex Katz is a series of seven colorful, cut-out sculptures that, at first glance, resemble the backs of passersby that you might see while strolling down the street. But the works appear differently to the observer from different vantage points, adding an extra level of perceptive depth, similar to an optical illusion. With 200 solo exhibitions and 500 group exhibits under his belt, including appearances at the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Guggenheim, Katz’s work has become a New York classic.

Park Avenue Departure will close September 10th. The work sponsored by the Fund for Park Avenue and NYC Parks’ Art in the Park program is also co-produced by Lococo Fine Art Publisher and Kasmin Gallery.