Crowd (Skulls) #2

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

  • Exhibited

    New York, Cheim & Read, Donald Baechler, September 14 - October 28, 2006

  • Artist Bio

    Donald Baechler

    American • 1956

    Known for his "gee-whiz approach" to painting, in particular folksy renderings of faces and flowers, Donald Baechler became internationally known in the early 1980s at a time when his peers, like Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat were making the Downtown 500 a legendary New York phenomenon. Baechler, however, painted a different tune. Highly influenced by Cy Twombly and painting pioneer Giotto, Baechler instilled his figurative explorations with at once a seriousness and an absurdity that gets at the deeper aspects of humanity.

    With works in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and labelled one of the most important painters of his generation, Baechler maintains a market accessible for almost all level of collectors. 

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Crowd (Skulls) #2

signed with the artist's initials and dated "DB 2006" lower right; further signed, titled and dated "D. BAECHLER "CROWD (SKULLS) #2" Donald Baechler 2006" on the reverse
gesso, Flashe, graphite and paper collage on paper
52 x 40 in. (132.1 x 101.6 cm.)
Executed in 2006.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $8,750

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New York Auction 28 February 2018