Katherine Bernhardt - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Cheeseburger Deluxe

2016
Lithograph in colours, on Somerset Velvet paper, with full margins.
I. 69.8 x 96.9 cm (27 1/2 x 38 1/8 in.)
S. 71.3 x 97.6 cm (28 1/8 x 38 3/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 66/100 in pencil, from the edition of unique colour variants, published by Counter Editions, London, framed.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,000 • ‡

Sold for £3,024

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022