Donald Baechler, ‘Slumbering Punch’, 2015, The Hole

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

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Donald Baechler - 'New Works', Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015
Donald Baechler, Pace Prints, New York
2015
Summer 2015, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2015
Donald Baechler: The Planet of Memory, McClain Gallery, Houston

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Donald Baechler - 'New Works', Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015
Donald Baechler, Pace Prints, New York
2015
Donald Baechler: The Planet of Memory, McClain Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
ORIGINAL PRINTS FROM LOCOCO FINE ART PUBLISHER, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Inc., Fort Worth
2017
'GARDEN PARTY', Brintz Galleries, Palm Beach
2016
Holiday Highlights, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
2015
12 New Yorkers (b. 40's - 50's), MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY
2015
Summer Show 2015, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
2015
Summer 2015, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
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