Katherine Bernhardt - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Counter Editions, London
    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Cheese Burger Deluxe

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Katherine Bernhardt 'Cheese Burger Deluxe' 2016 33/100' lower left
lithograph on Somerset paper
image 69.7 x 96.7 cm (27 1/2 x 38 1/8 in.)
sheet 71 x 97.7 cm (27 7/8 x 38 1/2 in.)

Executed in 2016, this work is number 33 from an edition of 100.

£1,500 - 2,500 • ‡

Sold for £2,772

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 18 May 2022