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  • Provenance

    Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, New York
    Phillips, New York, November 12, 2013, lot 220
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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107

Five Color Abstraction with Running Figure

signed with the artist’s initials, titled and dated “DB 04 FIVE COLOR ABSTRACTION WITH RUNNING FIGURE” on the reverse; further signed and dated “BAECHLER 2004 BAECHLER 2004” on the stretcher
acrylic, fabric and paper collage on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Executed in 2004.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $12,500

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New York Auction 30 September 2020