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  • Provenance

    Kate MacGarry, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Kate MacGarry, PAINTING 1, 2, 3: Katherine Bernhardt, Rebecca Morris, Rose Wylie, 11 June - 17 July 2015

  • 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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Fruits

signed, titled and dated '2014 FRUITS Katherine Bernhardt' on the reverse
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
71.4 x 56 cm (28 1/8 x 22 in.)
Executed in 2014.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £15,000

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London Auction 15 July 2020