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Donald Baechler

Flowers (Tulips), 37712

Bronze with brown patina
62 1/2 × 45 × 16 3/5 in
158.8 × 114.3 × 42.2 cm
Edition 4/8
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P
Phillips

Property from an Important West Coast Collector

This work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

Property from an Important West Coast Collector

This work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

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Incised with the artist's initials, foundry mark and number "DB 4/8" on the base
Donald Baechler
American, b. 1956
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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.

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Phillips

Property from an Important West Coast Collector

This work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

Property from an Important West Coast Collector

This work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

Signature
Incised with the artist's initials, foundry mark and number "DB 4/8" on the base
Donald Baechler
American, b. 1956
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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.

Donald Baechler

Flowers (Tulips), 37712

Bronze with brown patina
62 1/2 × 45 × 16 3/5 in
158.8 × 114.3 × 42.2 cm
Edition 4/8
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