Hernan Bas - New Now London Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Perrotin, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Perrotin, Hernan Bas: Considering Henry, 9 January - 13 March 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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Wash Up (cave of enlightenment)

signed with the artist's initials and dated 'HB 09' lower right; further signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'Wash Up (cave of enlightenment) HB 2009' on the reverse
oil on canvas laid on panel
152.5 x 183 cm (60 x 72 in.)
Painted in 2009.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £93,750

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London Auction 12 December 2019