This week we mourn the death of American painter and sculptor, Donald Baechler, who sadly passed on April 4th, 2022. The New York artist’s deliberately naive-looking paintings, sculptures, and collages received significant attention starting in the 1980s. Baechler was part of the downtown New York scene, which also included the likes of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who similarly worked in a manner that evoked children’s drawings. “Donald Baechler's depictions of eve
Happy #WCW to legendary expressionist painter Lee Krasner! An ambitious and important artist in New York City during Abstract Expressionism's heyday, Lee Krasner's own career often was compromised by her role as supportive wife to Jackson Pollock, arguably the most significant postwar American painter, as well as by the male-dominated art world. Krasner was passionately involved in abstract forms and psychological content, which announced the advent of Abstract Expressionism.
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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) Picador, 1953, 104/200 Partially glazed ceramic plate 8.75 x 0 in The subject matter of bulls and bullfighting is a prominent aspect of Picasso’s Spanish heritage, and a theme that Picasso returned to on repeated occasions in his work. Picasso is said to have attended his first bullfight at the age seven. The young Picasso painted the iconic scene after attending that faithful bullfight in Malaga’s La Malagueta bullring in 1889. The picador would b