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

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  • Provenance

    Canada, New York
    Private Collection, Los Angeles
    Private Collection, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Modern Art, Live and Let Die, September 11–October 4, 2014

  • Literature

    Dan Nadel, ed., Katherine Bernhardt, New York, 2017, p. 170 (illustrated, p. 26)

  • 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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Apple Computers + Sneakers

signed, titled and dated "Katherine Bernhardt 2014 APPLE COMPUTERS + SNEAKERS" on the overlap
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
96 x 120 in. (243.8 x 304.8 cm)
Executed in 2014.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $163,800

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021