Needles (In Anticipation of the Fall), 2005 - Hernan Bas
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About Needles (In Anticipation of the Fall)
About the Artist
About Hernan Bas
Darkly playful and melancholic, Bas's work references literature from Moby Dick to the Hardy Boys to French Romantic writing, reimagining them in terms of the young homosexual dandy. The mood of his art alludes to aspects of Decadence—a movement associated with Oscar Wilde and artists who favored art and artifice over Romantic description—and nihilism—the philosophy that all values are baseless. Bas says, "What's the harm in signing over your soul for the sake of love if you don't believe in hell, or if you do, you'll be going there anyway for kissing boys?"Read Less
DescriptionSingle color etching.
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