Book | Katherine Bernhardt: The Magnificent Excess of Snoop Dogg

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Katherine Bernhardt: The Magnificent Excess of Snoop Dogg

Text by Nick Stillman, Lisa Ruyter.
Published by PictureBox

U.S. LIST PRICE: U.S. $30.00
CANADIAN PRICE: CAN $36
ISBN: 9780979415364

Katherine Bernhardt’s The Magnificent Excess of Snoop Dogg is a lush and punchy artist’s book. Jerry Saltz has called Bernhardt’s style “a hybrid of funk, punk, pop and every kind of Expressionism, be it abstract, neo-, German or East Village. She paints things I’m often suspicious of or have seen too many times before: fashion models, consumer goods and pop stars…Yet Bernhardt’s work–for all its flaws–sends me.” In this volume, Bernhardt juxtaposes her fashion model and celebrity paintings with the media images she uses for source material. A scrappily painted portrait of an anorexic looking, large-headed Kate Moss shares a spread with its source photograph–so we can see that Bernhardt has indeed captured its essence faithfully. Also included are a photo-tour of Bernhardt’s studio, candid snapshots and revealing essays by critic and curator Nick Stillman and painter Lisa Ruyter.

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