Katherine Bernhardt, ‘Untitled’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, BAM Benefit Auction
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Katherine Bernhardt

Untitled, 2019

Acrylic and watercolor on paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
.
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BAM Benefit Auction

BAM will facilitate artwork release within 14 days after non-essential work resumes and allows. …

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Signed on verso
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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, ‘Untitled’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, BAM Benefit Auction
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BAM will facilitate artwork release within 14 days after non-essential work resumes and allows. This work is offered unframed, but BAM can offer guidance on the artist’s preferred framing and facilitate releasing the work to a framer for the collector. Ships from New York.

Medium
Signature
Signed on verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
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

Untitled, 2019

Acrylic and watercolor on paper
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
.
Bidding closed
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