Katherine Bernhardt - Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018 New York Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Katherine Bernhardt presents our favorite things: ocean life, fruit, sunshine, cigarettes, Nike shoes and soda. Some of these things are better for us than others of course; her recent paintings like Climate Change, 2017 weighed consumer detritus against tropical birds. In this print, however, it’s all good within a swirling amalgam of splashing sea turtles and ripe bananas. This print series was created for the infamous Bahamas Ocean Club, a tony resort on Paradise Island that served as backdrop for a scintillating card game in 2006’s James-Bond reboot “Casino Royale.” This print takes a position, all flush with the Bahamas’ best stuff.

  • 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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Sea Turtles

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm.)
Executed in 2015. Signed, and annotated 'PP 3/3' in pencil (the edition was 30), unframed.

$2,000 - 2,500 

Sold for $7,500

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Phillips x Artsy: Summer School 2018

Online Auction 28 June - 11 July 2018