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Donald Baechler is an internationally celebrated artist. He studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, afterwards he moved to New York in 1980 and joined the neo-expressive movement of the East Village art scene. The influences of this period, during which he worked with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf, characterize his work to this day.
In addition, his oeuvre is strongly influenced by the Pop artist Andy Warhol. His symbolically charged, in part naïve visual worlds develop out of collage-like assembly of photos, toys, maps, children’s Work on Papers, newspaper clips, and advertisements. Dominating and expressive contours as well as a reduced color palette are features of his works.Baechler sees himself as an abstract artist whose is concern is primarily of a formal nature and is based on line, form, color, and composition.
Our painting shows a typical roses motif. The combination of innocence, candor, and sophistication presents itself in universally understandable imagery.
Represented in international collections: MoMA, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Guggenheim Museum, NY; LACMA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Lenbachhaus, Munich, et al.
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