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ALEX KATZ

He saw Billie Holiday @ Carnegie Hall, “but it wasn’t a good night—near the end.”

He’s watched “Pillow Talk” 4 times, and “Some Like it Hot” is one of his “all time favorites”

He doesn’t go for science-fiction “at all.”

He doesn’t like “paint all over my clothes or to get my hands dirty.”

Consequently, he keeps his studio very tidy.

“Too much contact w/ the outer world” gets him depressed and bored, but “if I’m by myself I’m usually O.K.”

He knew Eva Hesse: “She lived in this building a while w/ Donald Droll while she was sick. Dear old Donald.”

He played the violin when he was “a kid.”

I told him that I make work specifically for 2 or 3 people on earth @ any given time and asked was it the same for him. “Not exactly,” he said. “I do make it for myself—but I want the truckdriver who takes it away to say some thing too. And there are messages specifically for other painters, a lot about craft and

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