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Hernan Bas

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Hernan Bas Modern Painters

June 1 2016

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Hernan Bas on Painting Aristocratic, Queer Life in 1920s London Hyperallergic

April 13 2016

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The Lookout: Hernan Bas at Lehmann Maupin Art in America

March 30 2016

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Hernan Bas: Illustrated Answers with Neo-Romantic Painter NeueJournal

March 29 2016

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Bohemia, By Way of the Aristocrats New York Times

March 10 2016

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12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 11 New York Observer

March 7 2016

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FIAC 2015 Opens with Strong Sales ARTINFO

October 22 2015

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Hong Kong Tatler

May 7, 2014

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Elephant Magazine

Spring 2014

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Art21

July 10, 2012

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The Korea Herald

June 19, 2012

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Huffington Post

April 11, 2012

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Bomb

April 10, 2012

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Art Observed

April 4, 2012

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Mediabistro

March 22, 2012

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Artlog

March 16, 2012

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Opening Ceremony

March 16, 2012

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Artinfo

March 13, 2012

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Interview

February 29, 2012

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WWD

February 29, 2012

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Flash Art

September 30, 2009

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Flash Art

June 30, 2009

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NBC Miami

May 21, 2009

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Miami New Times

May 21, 2009

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BlackBook

May 20, 2009

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Whitewall

May 6, 2009

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The Miami Herald

May 3, 2009

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Manhattan

April 30, 2009

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Time Out New York

April 23, 2009

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Artnet TV

April 9, 2009

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Art Review

March 31, 2009

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Vogue

February 28, 2009

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WWD.com

February 27, 2009

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Artnet

February 1, 2009

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The Advocate

January 31, 2009

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Artdaily.org

January 12, 2009

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Wound

March 31, 2008

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Elle Decor

March 31, 2008

Manhattan


Boy Wonder

Hot off the heels of a major retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, Hernan Bas – the wunderkind of the Miami art scene – is furiously finishing paintings for his next solo show in Manhattan, with the Venice Biennale looming. He's confident it'll all come together. This is, between reruns of Desperate Housewives and books on tape.

Have you tired of the "rising star" moniker?
The focus on my age is expected, I guess, but at the same time, I'm 31 years old. That almost makes me a veteran.

Sexuality and mythology have been prevalent themes in your work. What's in store for the NYC show?
It's based on the weird world of fascism and performance art from the '20s and what I perceive futurism to be. What I thought it was and what it actually is are completely different. It's not about The Jetsons. It's about the motion of the human body and its relation to the speed of cars, not the horse and buggy.

How many paintings are you currently working on?
Three. I can't do more than that because I'd lose my mind. I haven't even started on the Venice show yet. I literally have one month to do that whole show.

Yikes!
Sometimes I have to ask myself, "What was I thinking doing all of these shows?"

Does pop culture factor into your work?
It's a weird phenomenon. I can't stand silence while I'm painting and I've listened to every song on my iPod and every audio book possible. Now, I'm hooked on Desperate Housewives. It's so embarrassing, but it's really good.

Through July 10. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie Street.; 212-255-2923, lehmannmaupin.com