Hernan Bas - New Now London Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Fredric Snitzer Gallery, New York
    Christie's, New York, Post War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, 14 November 2007, lot 361
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Athens, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Panic Room, February 2006-April 2007

  • Literature

    Panic Room, exh. cat., Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, p. 135 (illustrated)

  • 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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How Charming

acrylic, gouache, and water-based oil on paper
84.5 x 64.1 cm (33 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)
Initialled and dated 'HB 04' lower left.

£14,000 - 18,000 

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New Now

London Auction 13 April 2016