Donald Baechler - New Now New York Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Basel, Donald Baechler, August 29 - November 8, 1998, n.p. (illustrated, n.p.)
    New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Donald Baechler: Paintings from Kunsthalle, Basel, March 6 - April 10, 1999, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Grace Glueck, "Art in Review: Donald Baechler", The New York Times, March 19, 1999, p. 39
    Philip Nobel, "An Arresting Development", Architectural Digest, February 1, 2003 (illustrated, online)

  • 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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Memory and Illusion (Globe)

acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
111 x 222 in. (281.9 x 563.9 cm.)
Executed in 1998.

$50,000 - 70,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019