Katherine Bernhardt - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 29, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Loyal Gallery, Stockholm

  • Exhibited

    Stockholm, Loyal Gallery, Kiss Me Kate, 9 March-22 April 2007

  • 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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Two works: (i) Silver Swimsuit, Kate Moss, 2006; (ii) My Adidas, LL Cool J., 2006

acrylic on canvas
(i) 152.3 x 121.7 cm (59 7/8 x 47 7/8 in.)
(ii) 122.2 x 152.5 cm (48 1/8 x 60 in.)

(i) Signed, titled and dated 'Kate Moss Silver Swimsuit Katherine Bernhardt 2006' on the reverse.
(ii) Signed, titled and dated '"MY ADIDAS" L.L.COOL J. 2006 Kate Moss GOLD ADIDAS SHOE Katherine Bernhardt' on the reverse.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £11,875

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm