Hernan Bas - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London / Venice

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hernan Bas currently lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his art studies at the New School of Art in Miami, Florida. Bas creates works born of literary intrigue and tinged with nihilistic romanticism and old-world imagery. Influenced by the Aesthetic and Decadent writers of the 19th century, in particular Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysman, Bas’s works weave together stories of adolescent adventures and the paranormal with classical poetry, religious stories, mythology and literature.

  • 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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Perfect Posture

signed with the artist's initials and dated "HB 18" lower left; further signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated "HB 2018 Perfect Posture" on the reverse
acrylic and ink transfers on linen
41 x 24 in. (104.1 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 2018.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $60,500

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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018