Donald Baechler Rare Seven Color Lithograph, Signed/N 1995 - Abstract Composition with Fish
Here is a terrific vintage hand signed lithograph by artist Donald Baechler. Baechler is known for his multimedia work that co-opts popular culture and often references childhood. By deliberately using an awkward line and bright colors, he taps into memory and nostalgia.
He created this terrific seven color lithograph of a fish during his residency at the prestigious Tamarind Printmaking Insitute in the 1990s as part of a series of animal images, floating in a field anchored by colored squares. This rare work is from a very low edition of only 20.
It is hand signed and numbered in pencil on the front (lower right and left) by the artist, and bears the publishers' distinctive blind stamp lower left.
Animal Series: Abstract Composition with Fish, 1995
Paper Size: 11.63 x 7.94 inches
Collaborating Printer: Nebojsa Lazic
Edition of 20
An avid collector of visual imagery, Donald Baechler files away representations of maps, toys, upheld thumbs, and playing cards to later source for his compositions. With stylistic references to modernist masters and Pop Art added to these doses of pop culture, Baechler is celebrated for his works that overflow with the joy and idealism of an adult who hasn't quite forgotten the innocence of childhood.
Baechler was first represented by Tony Shafrazi, a New York art dealer who became famous for discovering Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf in the 1980s. Considered to be one of the most influential artists to emerge from Shafrazi's stable, Baechler is the subject of numerous reviews, solo exhibitions, and critical essays, and has had his work collected by important figures in the art world, such as Eli Broad and Peter Brant.