Alex Katz at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alex Katz’s towering painting of his wife, Ada, in red coat, hat and lips dominates a selection of paintings by the artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As bold as an advertisement but with no product to sell, this arresting painting celebrates Ada’s allure. (Through Nov 6th). Alex Katz, Red Coat, oil on canvas, on loan from the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc. Leonard A. Lauder, President, 1982.