Katherine Bernhardt, ‘Jungle Soup’, 2018, Painting, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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Katherine Bernhardt

Jungle Soup, 2018

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
.
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Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

“I love Puerto Rico—I’ve been going for the past 10 years. Alberto de la Cruz commissioned some …

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Katherine Bernhardt
American, b. 1975
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Katherine Bernhardt first garnered the art world’s attention with her portraits of fashion models, exploring hyperreal fashion photography and mainstream notions of beauty. More recently, she has focused her energies on a series of “Pattern Paintings”—large-scale works in tropical, sherbert hues depicting banal consumer goods, arranged in the style of jazz patterns. Fluid and hurried, Bernhardt’s canvases are seemingly provisional, radiating energy so as to express the pleasure of art-making. First exploring patterns in the context of imported rugs, Bernhardt’s more recent works stem from an interest in Dutch wax printing and the all-over patterning of African textiles. Her subjects are selected and grouped according to underlying emotional associations—whether hamburgers, french fries, and basketballs; or coffee, cigarettes, and pizza—and broken down into elemental details, pure forms, and swaths of color to build simpler, yet expressive, arrangements.

Katherine Bernhardt, ‘Jungle Soup’, 2018, Painting, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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“I love Puerto Rico—I’ve been going for the past 10 years. Alberto de la Cruz commissioned some paintings for the Coca Cola bottling factory. I had a studio down there, I made a ton of work super-colorful, like the island—they have toucans, parrots, fruit, etc.”
— Katherine Bernhardt in artspace, 2015

Made with spray …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and CANADA, New York
Katherine Bernhardt
American, b. 1975
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Katherine Bernhardt first garnered the art world’s attention with her portraits of fashion models, exploring hyperreal fashion photography and mainstream notions of beauty. More recently, she has focused her energies on a series of “Pattern Paintings”—large-scale works in tropical, sherbert hues depicting banal consumer goods, arranged in the style of jazz patterns. Fluid and hurried, Bernhardt’s canvases are seemingly provisional, radiating energy so as to express the pleasure of art-making. First exploring patterns in the context of imported rugs, Bernhardt’s more recent works stem from an interest in Dutch wax printing and the all-over patterning of African textiles. Her subjects are selected and grouped according to underlying emotional associations—whether hamburgers, french fries, and basketballs; or coffee, cigarettes, and pizza—and broken down into elemental details, pure forms, and swaths of color to build simpler, yet expressive, arrangements.

Katherine Bernhardt

Jungle Soup, 2018

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
.
Bidding closed
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