The Early Art (and Rebellion) of Alex Katz

Alex Katz, the legendary figurative artist, walks into an art gallery in Manhattan, wearing faded black jeans, a gray zip-up hoodie and, in a nod to the pops of color that made him famous, turquoise New Balance sneakers. Sunglasses sit on his bald, shiny head. With a slight hunch, he saunters over to a row of…