Katherine Bernhardt, ‘Merengue’, 2017, RAW Editions
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Katherine Bernhardt

Merengue, 2017

Lithograph in colours, on Somerset Velvet
27 4/5 × 38 1/5 in
70.5 × 97 cm
Edition of 100
.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
London
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About the work
RAW Editions
London

Produced by Paupers Press, London

Medium
Condition
In excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100
Frame
Included
Publisher
Counter Editions, London
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, ‘Merengue’, 2017, RAW Editions
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About the work
RAW Editions
London

Produced by Paupers Press, London

Medium
Condition
In excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100
Frame
Included
Publisher
Counter Editions, London
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.

Katherine Bernhardt

Merengue, 2017

Lithograph in colours, on Somerset Velvet
27 4/5 × 38 1/5 in
70.5 × 97 cm
Edition of 100
.
£2,500 - 5,000
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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