Hernan Bas - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Collectors Digest


    Concurrent Institutional Show: 


    Miami, Rubell Museum, Hernan Bas, November 18, 2020 - December 12, 2021

    • Provenance

      Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
      Private Collection (acquired from the above)
      Christie's, New York, May 14, 2014, lot 591
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Paris, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hernan Bas: Considering Henry, January 9 - March 13, 2010

    • 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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Don't Tell It To The Mountain

signed with the artist's initials and dated "HB 09" lower right; further signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated "Don't tell it on a mountain HB 09" on the reverse
acrylic on canvas mounted to panel
84 x 72 in. (213.4 x 182.9 cm)
Painted in 2009.

Full Cataloguing

$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $214,200

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York 8 December 2020