BAECHLER, DONALD

PUBLISHER
SILVANA EDITORIALE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 200 color / 1 bw.

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PUB DATE 7/31/2010
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CATALOG: FALL 2010 p. 97   

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ISBN 9788836615360 TRADE
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"Although Baechler denies that any social concern lies behind his choice of icons drawn directly from the real world, he is seduced by the everyday quality of subjects that can either endlessly recur or willingly renew themselves. The stylized image painted in the background only serves as the means of allowing the artist to establish new relations between background and foreground. Perhaps by chance, at the age of thirteen Baechler purchased an Andy Warhol catalogue: this was his first window on contemporary art. While far removed from the conventional understanding of Pop Art, Baechler has chosen iconic repetition as one of his leitmotifs. Yet, in his use of popular and standardized images, the artist never intends to subscribe to any form of 'social' criticism. Baechler invents is own iconographic universe: the subjects he chooses are interpreted through abstract visions such as the globe—a synthetic and merely outlined form, almost a 'skeleton' or, rather, 'the skeleton of the world.'"

Luca Beatrice, excerpted from "Donald Baechler: XL + XS.

  

SILVANA EDITORIALE

Donald Baechler: XL + XS

Published by Silvana Editoriale
Text by Luca Beatrice, Alan Jones.

With the collage sensibility of Robert Rauschenberg and the colorful brashness of Cy Twombly, American painter Donald Baechler (born 1956) makes works of invigorating vitality, positing boldly symbolic shapes (flowers, skulls, globes), rendered in cartoon-thick black outlines, onto collaged or painted backgrounds, or else confronting marbled, tea-stained grounds with heavy black silhouettes, potato-print style, of plants, rough human forms and other evocative formations. Baechler's newest volume here presents 200 color reproductions of his recent works: seven gargantuan canvases (XL) and hundreds of modestly-scaled drawings (XS), no larger than a legal pad of paper. These could be described as postmodern cave drawings: "I tend to be interested," the artist has said, "in things I find on the street or things drawn on toilet walls or things drawn by someone I meet in a bar, who maybe has never made a drawing since he was five years old."

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Donald Baechler: XL + XS

DONALD BAECHLER: XL + XS

Text by Luca Beatrice, Alan Jones.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836615360 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 7/31/2010
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Donald Baechler: York House Suites

DONALD BAECHLER: YORK HOUSE SUITES

Afterword by Donald Baechler. Essay by Davvetas Demosthenes.

ANDERS TORNBERG

ISBN: 9789179360290 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/2/2001
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