Cigarette (brown)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    China Art Objects, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Artist Bio

    Katherine Bernhardt

    American • 1975

    Katherine Bernhardt, whether in her paintings or make-shift Moroccan rugs, is rapt by neons and geometries. The artist, who works in New York, takes an almost hasty-flick of a brushstroke that lands as a jagged architectural form — figures cut in space and in buzzing colors that leave a mental trace.

    Seemingly each month, multiple galleries, museums or art fairs across the world exhibit Bernhardt's large-scale fantasies and rug-centric installations, as seen in 2017 at Art Basel and with a solo retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth. "I think the best painters don't intellectualize their own art—they just make stuff," she says; but with sharks circling trash in the water in today's climate, as is depicted in Sharks, Toilet Paper and Plantains, it's not hard to see Bernhardt's deeper meanings. 

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Cigarette (brown)

signed and dated "Katherine Bernhardt 2014" on the reverse
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
12 x 36 in. (30.5 x 91.4 cm.)
Executed in 2014.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

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New York Auction 27 February 2019