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  • Provenance

    Sandroni.Rey, Los Angeles

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sometimes sadomasochistically charged, but more often suggesting the listless longeurs of love gone bad or unrequited lust, Hernan’s Bas… paintings continue to map a fantastical narrative territory populated exclusively by wan, usually male adolescents. Working on wood panels with a mixture of water-based oil, gouache and acrylic… Bas strikes an artful balance between the maudlin and the mischievous, the coolly blasé and the geekishly erudite, while treading the perilous line that separates ‘bad’ painting from bad painting. He handles his medium with brash confidence, veering between loose expressiveness, rococo fussiness, and happy-little-tree, bob Ross realism. E. Schambelan, ‘Hernan Bas’ in ArtForum, December, 2004, p. 197

131

Hope

2004
Oil, pencil and collage on board.
78.7 x 60.7 cm. (31 x 23 7/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘HB 04’ lower right, also signed, titled and dated ‘HB 04 Hope’ on the reverse.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London