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  • Provenance

    CANADA, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, CANADA, 96 Degrees in the Shade, September 7 - October 16, 2005

  • 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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African Woman

2005
Acrylic on canvas.
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm).

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,875

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Under the Influence

8 March 2011
New York