24 х 24 in. (60.96 x 60.96 cm.)
Artwork measures 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm).
In this work by Donald Baechler from the mid-1990s, a boat painted in thick black lines figures against a grey background. A dynamic array of colored squares completes the composition, throwing the monochromatic background into relief while echoing the canvas's square shape.
Donald Baechler (b. 1956) is a contemporary American painter and sculptor whose style is distinguished by purposefully naïve figuration, attention to texture, and a reliance on the motifs of folk and Pop art. Baechler has had recent solo shows at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France and Salzburg, Austria (2007, 2008, 2012); the Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY (2011); Cheim & Read, New York, NY (2010); Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (2009); Galerie Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium (2008); Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (2007, 2012), among many others. He lives and works in New York, NY.
Selected Public Collections:
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY