Donald Baechler

Born 1956
Hometown Hartford, CT
Lives and Works New York, NY
Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1979
Cooper Union, New York, NY, 1978
BFA, Maryland institute College of Art in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 1977

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.

Donald Baechler Gallery Art


Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France and Salzburg, Austria
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Pace Prints, New York, NY
Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Movements & Styles
Permanent Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Centre George Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Works Available for Purchase



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