Lot 7

Horia Bernea

Ceremonial Banner (Prapor)


Oil on canvas
36.5 × 36.5 cm (14.4 × 14.4 inch)


Sold for €2,600


Artwork description

Signed with the artist's conjoined initials and dated ‘9.1980, HB’ (lower right); titled ‘PRAPOR’ (lower left)


Illustrated in the catalogue titled ‘Horia Bernea 1938-2000’, edited by Mihai Oroveanu (Bucharest: Noi Media Print, 2006, page 33)


Horia Bernea

Bucharest, Romania, 1938 - Paris, France, 2000


Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - ”Watercolours 1999 - 2000”, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2011 - ”Real Time”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2010 - 2011 - "Horia Bernea Real Time", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1997 - ”Concentrations - Columns”, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1994 - ”Pillar”, Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1992 - ”Prapor”, Mucsarnock, Budapest, Hungary (International)
  • 1985 - ”Prapor”, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1980 - Riverside Studios, London, UK (International)
  • 1980 - Polytechnic Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (International)
  • 1978 - ”Hill V”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1976 - ”Hill III”, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (International)
  • 1976 - ”Hill IV”, The History Museum of Communist Party, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1975 - Generative Art Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1974 - ”Hill II”, Romanian Atheneum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1972 - ”Hill I”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1971 - Sigi Krauss Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1971 - Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK (International)
  • 1970 - Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2017 - ”Situații și concepte”, Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2015 - ”Dealuri și câmpii. Ion Țuculescu și Horia Bernea - antropogeografii atavice”, Craiova, România (National)
  • 1994 - ”Prolog”, Instituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1984 - ”Soils”, Centre National d (International)
  • 1983 - ”The Place - Fact and Metaphor”, Folk Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1980 - ”Contemporary Art from National Collections”, Centre National d'Art Contemporain Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (International)
  • 1974 - ”News Challenges of the Image”, Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1971 - ”Romanian Art Today”, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (International)
  • 1969 - "Eight Romanian Artists", Touring in Turin, Hague, The Netherlands (International)
  • 1968 - "Six Romanian Painters”, Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1980 - Venice Bienniale, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1978 - Venice Bienniale, Hill V, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, Italy (International)


  • The Pontifical Medal, awarded by Pope John Paul II, 1998
  • Main Prize, Romanian Fine Arts Union, 1982
  • "Ioan Andreescu” Award of the Romanian Academy, 1978
  • Prize of the Biennale of Young Artists in Paris, 1971

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