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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Artist Biography

    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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FIX OR FLOAT (VARIATION)

2005
acrylic, fabric on canvas
45 x 30 in. (114.3 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, titled and numbered "DB 05 FIX OR FLOAT (VARIATION)" on the reverse.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $40,000

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
Head of Sale [email protected]
+1 212 940 1256

Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm