LOT L13 HERNAN BAS / HE ONLY EVER READ THE GOOD NEWS..., 2013




Acrylic and 24k gold leaf on linen
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm), canvas size
Auction estimate: $40,000




Gift of the artist



Hernan Bas was born in Miami, Florida in 1978. Tinged with nihilist romanticism and
born of literary intrigue and a passion for historical painting, Bas's sensuously
delightful paintings personify epic romance, embracing both the decadence and
nastiness of pleasure. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group
exhibitions, among them the 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hannover,
Germany; the 2007 retrospective at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, which
presented a decade of the artist's work and traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of
Art in February 2009; and inclusion in the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice
Biennale, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset. Recent group exhibitions include On
Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
(2013); Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project , the Andy Warhol Museum,
Pittsburgh, PA (2011); and The Cry, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y
Leon, Spain (2011). The artist lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.



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