Donald Baechler - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Donald Baechler: Skulpturen, July 25 - August 29, 2004, p. 23 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Cheim & Read, Donald Baechler: New Sculptures, January 10 - February 12, 2005 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Donald Baechler: Painting & Sculpture, December 10, 2011 - April 1, 2012 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Flowers (Tulips)

incised with the artist's initials, foundry mark and number "DB 4/8" on the base
bronze with brown patina
62 1/2 x 45 x 16 5/8 in. (158.8 x 114.3 x 42.2 cm.)
Executed in 2003-04, this work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $62,500

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019