Katherine Bernhardt - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Venus LA, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Toilet Paper, Plantains + Bananas

signed, inscribed and dated 'Katherine Bernhardt 2015 Plantains + bananas + Toilet Paper MiNi' on the reverse
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
183.2 x 198.5 cm (72 1/8 x 78 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2015.

Estimate
£35,000 - 45,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 29 June 2022