Flower I

Image Size: 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. Paper Size: 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 in. Framed Size: 26 6/8 x 21 in.

Signature: signed right bottom corner

About Donald Baechler

Donald Baechler, a member of the East Village art scene in 1980s New York, is known for his painting-collage-drawing works depicting of childhood imagery and nostalgic ephemera like grammar school primers, old maps, and children’s drawings, or purposely cliché motifs such as a skull, a rose, a globe, and a soccer ball. Although critics have suggested that Baechler’s work, reminiscent of Jean Dubuffet, is a critique of innocence and sincerity, Baechler sees himself as an abstract artist whose concerns are primarily formal, rooted in line, shape, color, and composition. A 2011 solo exhibition included bronze sculptures based on childlike silhouettes of flowers as well as numerous faux-naïf black-and-white flower paintings. Baechler is often associated with other East Village artists, including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.

American, b. 1956, Hartford, Connecticut

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Donald Baechler - 'New Works', Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015
Donald Baechler, Pace Prints, New York
2015
12 New Yorkers (b. 40's - 50's), MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY, Brussels
2015
Summer 2015, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2015
Donald Baechler: The Planet of Memory, McClain Gallery, Houston