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  • Provenance

    Canada Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Katherine Bernhardt

    American • 1975

    Katherine Bernhardt, whether in her paintings or make-shift Moroccan rugs, is rapt by neons and geometries. The artist, who works in New York, takes an almost hasty-flick of a brushstroke that lands as a jagged architectural form — figures cut in space and in buzzing colors that leave a mental trace.

    Seemingly each month, multiple galleries, museums or art fairs across the world exhibit Bernhardt's large-scale fantasies and rug-centric installations, as seen in 2017 at Art Basel and with a solo retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth. "I think the best painters don't intellectualize their own art—they just make stuff," she says; but with sharks circling trash in the water in today's climate, as is depicted in Sharks, Toilet Paper and Plantains, it's not hard to see Bernhardt's deeper meanings. 

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Hammer Heads + Tostones + Coco Rico

signed, titled and dated ‘“hammer heads + tostones + coco rico” 2015 Katherine Bernhardt’ on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
152 x 121.9 cm. (59 7/8 x 47 7/8 in.)
Painted in 2015.

Estimate
HK$180,000 - 280,000 
€20,400-31,700
$23,100-35,900

Sold for HK$567,000

Contact Specialist

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021