Donald Baechler


Photo: Sten-M. Rosenlund

Donald Baechler's creative process begins amidst a vast collection of popular images and objects, the archives of years of photographing, looking and gathering. His paintings are condensed versions of that cumulative process, built in fragments and layers to create what he calls an "illusion of history." The artist cites Cy Twombly and Giotto as his primary influences. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Cheim & Read, NY, The Kunsthalle Merano, Italy and The Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg. Baechler’s work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Centre George Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris among other institutions worldwide.

Donald Baechler: Early Work 1980 to 1984
November 24 – December 30, 2015
I Am As You Will Be
The Skeleton in Art
September 20 – November 3, 2007
I Am the Walrus
Curated by Jan Avgikos Featuring work by Donald Baechler, Maurizio Cattelan, Roni Horn, Martin Kippenberger, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Jack Pierson, Richard
June 10 – July 31, 2004

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