Donald Baechler, ‘Green Plant, Blue Flowers and Pompeiian Flowers (three works)’, 1997, Wright

Blue Flowers measures: 33.5 h x 23 w in; Green Plant measures: 28.5 h x 25 w in
These works are number 8 from the edition of 8 artist's proofs aside from the edition of 22 published by Pace Editions, New York.

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered to lower edge of each example 'Donald Baechler AP 8/8 97'.

Private Collection, Chicago

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