Katherine Bernhardt - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Modern Culture at the Gershwin Hotel, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001

  • Exhibited

    New York, Modern Culture at the Gershwin Hotel, Katherine Bernhardt, November 26–December 26, 2001

  • Literature

    Jerry Saltz, "Something Wild," The Village Voice, vol. 46, no. 51, December 18, 2001, p. 73

  • 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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signed, titled and dated "2000 Katherine Bernhardt "PINKNESS"" on the overlap
acrylic, spray paint and printed paper collage on canvas
60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Executed in 2000.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $30,240

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021