“Words Just for You is a vanishing point where all the words in the world disappear. It is also a black hole that absorbs our secrets, and a bridge, which brings us to infinite silence beyond what, is truth and what is false. It is also a space not for all, but only for your single word.” – from the artist note
Alex Katz worked specifically in mixing the observationally found nuance in his subjects with reduction and simplification of form and features, vetting what he wanted to keep in his subjects to make interesting stylizations. In a lot of ways his work can be seen as a cross-section between representative artwork and abstraction or modernism.