Untitled (Flowers), 2008, Bronze, 71 x 46 x 12 in, Photo courtesy Lars Bohman Gallery
Globe Head Figure, 2008, Bronze, 72.5 x 34.5 x 35 in
Walking Figure, 2004, Bronze, 120.1 x 86.6 x 15.7 in
Untitled (Flowers), 2008 Bronze, 39 x 15.5 x 3 in, Photo courtesy Lars Bohman Gallery
Small Figure, 2010, Bronze, 30 x18 x 5.5 in
Untitled (Flowers), 2009, Bronze, 70.5 x 47 x 6 inches, Photo courtesy Lars Bohman Gallery
Man With Hat, 2010, Bronze, 69 x 43 x 10 in
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.