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Katharine Bernhardt (B. 1975)
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Katharine Bernhardt (B. 1975)

Pink Cake (Guess)

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Katharine Bernhardt (B. 1975)
Pink Cake (Guess)
signed, titled and dated 'PINK CAKE (GUESS) 2007 Katherine Bernhardt' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
84 ½ x 119 7/8in. (214.6 x 304.5cm.)
Painted in 2007
Provenance
Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Drunken Hot Girls, 2008.
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Lot Essay

‘Drawing with acrylic and spray paint, Bernhardt employs a graffiti-like technique to render crude but jaunty depictions quickly and almost schematically. Monochrome backgrounds are painted last, brushed color wrapping around the objects and paradoxically pushing into the visual foreground…The intensity of their concentration pulls a viewer in’ (C. Knight, ‘Katherine Bernhardt takes a large look at consumerism’, Los Angeles Times, October 2014, reproduced at http://www.latimes. com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-katherine-bernhardt-consumerism-review-20141006-column.htm).

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