Donald Baechler - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
    Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, London, 8 February 2007, lot 421
    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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Family Planning #1

signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'DB '02 "FAMILY PLANNING #1" on the reverse; further signed, signed with the artist's initials and dated 'BAECHLER DB 1997-02 2002' on the overlap
acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
101.9 x 76 cm (44 x 29 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1997-2002.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £13,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017