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Merengue, 2017

Lithograph in colors on paper
28 × 38 1/8 in
71.1 × 96.8 cm
Edition 15/100
Bidding closed
About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

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Signature
Signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil lower left
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil lower left
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Katherine Bernhardt
American, b. 1975
Follow

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.

Merengue, 2017

Lithograph in colors on paper
28 × 38 1/8 in
71.1 × 96.8 cm
Edition 15/100
Bidding closed
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