Lot 8 - Katherine Bernhardt - R2D2
Pen on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
Katherine Bernhardt (b. 1975, Clayton, MO) lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. She has explored several different themes in her work including supermodels, Swatch watches, and Moroccan carpets. Her current paintings depict all-over patterns of everyday objects combined with characters and symbols from contemporary culture like E.T., Garfield, Pink Panther, Dark Vader, Mickey Mouse, Nike swooshes, and bottles of Coca-Cola. Bernhardt uses acrylic and spray paint in a direct, straightforward style and draws no hierarchy between her subject matter, which often comes from to her on trips to the corner deli, fruit stand, or 99-cent store. Katherine is represented by Canada, New York and exhibits with Carl Freedman Gallery, London and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels.
Recent solo exhibitions include Done with Xanax, Canada, New York (2020), Big in Japan, NANZUKA, Tokya, Japan (2019), Garfield on Scotch Tape, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, (2019); Green, CANADA, NY (2018); Watermelon World, Mario Testino Museum, Lima, Peru (2018); Concrete Jungle Love, Lever House, New York (2017); Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2017); and the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2017). Bernhardt’s paintings are included in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Rubell Collection, Miami.