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Donald Baechler, Birds 1995

Donald Baechler


Current Stock: 1


Donald Baechler

Birds, 1995

Lithograph on wove paper

11.6 x 7.4 inches

Pencil signed, numbered and dated 9/20

Nebojsa Lazic, prntr., from the Fish and Wildlife Series


Phillips de Pury, Inc.
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen Colorado
Tamarind Institute

This seven color lithograph is by artist Donald Baechler, who 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. This rare work, created in a limited edition of only 20, was made during Baechler's residency at the prestigious Tamarind Printmaking Institute in the 1990s as part of a series of animal images, floating in a field anchored by colored squares. 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. Unframed.


 Signed, dated and numbered 9/20 on the recto (front); bears the publishers' distinctive blind stamp lower left


Phillips de Pury, Inc.
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen Colorado
Tamarind Institute


Fish and Wildlife



Height:   11.63
Width:   7.94