Katherine Bernhardt - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

  • 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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Forbidden Love

signed, titled and dated 'Katherine Bernhardt FORBIDDEN LOVE 2006 Katherine Bernhardt' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
101.2 x 76.3 cm (39 7/8 x 30 in.)
Painted in 2006.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £10,710

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 27 October - 3 November 2021