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Sharpies, burgers and glass cleaner – just some of the recurring motifs in Bernhardt’s bright paintings featuring objects from everyday life. Outlined in spray paint and filled with acrylics, the pieces are lively celebrations of popular culture and follow a lifetime of wide-ranging interests: Bernhardt began daubing images of the models who had obsessed her during her teenage years, has drawn on the patterns from Moroccan textiles, and is fascinated with Caribbean culture and beaches.
Did you know?
As a happy child of the ‘80s, Bernhardt has included Swatch watches and E.T in her latest works.
Country of Birth
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 'Triple Threat', 2021
Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Watermelon World, Mario Testino Museum (MATE), Lima, Peru, 2018
Focus: Katherine Bernhardt, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA, 2017
Concrete Jungle Jungle Love, Lever House, New York, USA, 2017