Hernan Bas - New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art London Friday, April 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

  • Exhibited

    London, Victoria Miro, Hernan Bas: Memphis Living (Works on Paper), 26 April - 31 May 2014

  • 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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signed with the artist's initials and dated 'HB 14' centre right
watercolour, ink and acrylic on vellum paper
35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 10 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2014.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £24,130

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New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art

London Auction 19 April 2024