Donald Baechler, ‘The Counterfeiters’, 1991, Phillips

All images: 23 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (60.3 x 75.6 cm)
All sheets: 30 1/2 x 38 in. (77.5 x 96.5 cm)

Signature: All signed, dated and numbered 14/24 in pencil (there were also 4 artist's proofs)

Publisher: Baron/Boisante, New York

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