Hernan Bas - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro Gallery, London
    Saatchi Collection, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, The Saatchi Gallery, The Triumph of Painting: Part V, May 12 - September 5, 2006

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I find painting to be a way of channeling magic. You can get lost in the paint, and an hour later, you step back and you can't believe the time passed." Hernan Bas, 2013

  • Artist Biography

    Hernan Bas

    Hernan Bas (b.1978) is a contemporary American painter who lives and works in Miami. His paintings are influenced by the romantic and decadent legacies of 18th and 19th century art, literature, poetry, and religion. These influences result in canvases that are complex and highly detailed and often portray characters, typically young male figures, nestled among flora and fauna.  

    Hernan Bas received a degree from the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida in 1996. Solo exhibitions of Bas’ work have been curated by the Rubell Museum, Miami, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, and Space, K, Seoul.  Bas’ artwork is found in permanent collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France.

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The Hero Centaur

oil on panel
36 x 48 x 2 1/4 in. (91.4 x 121.9 x 5.7 cm)
Initialed and dated "HB 05" lower left. Further initialed, titled and dated"The Hero Centaur HB 05" on the reverse.

$50,000 - 70,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am