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Opening: “Hernan Bas: Bright Young Things” at Lehmann Maupin
A Cuban-American artist who splits his time between Miami and Detroit, Hernan Bas makes melancholic paintings of young men that seem to be caught in another time. The dream-like narrative paintings and drawings in the show depict stylish lads decadently reclining by a pool filled with empty champagne bottles, coolly occupying a theatre box and falsely praying for redemption. Dubbed “Bright Young Things,” the new series recalls London in the 1920s as seen through the eyes of young, bohemian aristocrats, who were actual people that were cleverly culled together by the artist from art historical and literary sources.