About the Work
Much like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Annie Leibovitz before him, Bernhard Brungs found inspiration in the life and legacy of Susan Sontag. To inform his body of work about the writer and activist, Brungs consumed Sontag's oeuvre, reading her novels, diaries, essays, and watching her films to increase his understanding of the cultural icon. His curiosity lay not only in her work, but also her public persona and the purposeful air of mystery and misconception surrounding it.
Bernhard Brungs’ (b. 1974, Bielefeld, Germany) portraits of cultural and intellectual icons focus on the “details, with the overall shape emerging slowly and unexpectedly.” The artist’s many muses not only include Susan Sontag, but also Virginia Woolf, Jean Genet, and Yves Saint Laurent. Extensively exhibited, Brungs has had solo exhibitions at Dittrich & Schlechtriem (Berlin), Produzentengalerie (Hamburg), Galerie Haas AG (Zurich), and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo). In 2014, he was featured in the two-person exhibition, Muse, with Slawomir Eisner at CCA Andratx (Spain). He currently lives and works in Berlin.
Authentication & Resale
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
Shippings & Returns
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