Katherine Bernhardt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    China Art Objects, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, China Art Objects, Katherine Bernhardt: Doritos and Diet Coke, September 6–October 18, 2014

  • Literature

    Christopher Knight, “Katherine Bernhardt takes a large look at consumerism,” Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2014, online (detail illustrated)
    Dan Nadel, ed., Katherine Bernhardt, New York, 2017, pp. 35, 170 (illustrated, p. 35)

  • 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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Doritos + Socks + Basketballs

signed, titled and dated "Katherine Bernhardt 2014 Doritos, socks + basketballs" on the reverse
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
96 x 120 in. (243.8 x 304.8 cm)
Executed in 2014.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $60,960

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig 
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2023