R.I.P Donald Baechler
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 everyday objects and simple figures succeed in large part by tapping into our nostalgia for childhood, that period of life before the rivening onset of self-consciousness and guilt” - Steven Vincent
Baechler has had recent solo exhibitions at Cheim & Read, NY, The Kunsthalle Basel and The Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Baechler’s work is also 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, Paris among other institutions worldwide.