Unlike in fashion, in the art world, you don’t define work in terms of looks, models, and seasons. But then an artist like 33-year-old painter Katherine Bernhardt comes along and takes fashion photos, magazine spreads, and model poses as her subject matter. She basically turns the latest Versace campaign or Kate Moss editorial into an immortal, high-art form. The Missouri-born artist, who is usually in New York but has been jumping around Europe in various residencies lately, paints fast, with a brutal, slash-strike brush style that hardly goes easy on beauty.
Katherine Bernhardt – Page – Interview Magazine.