Artist & Sculptor
born in 1956(me too, we're both considered "vintage")
His Favorites List & Why We Are Compatible ~
music - Virgins, Patti Smith and Smashing Pumpkins("today is the greatest day I've ever known"..oh yeah!)
place to purchase gifts - Paul Smith & the Museum Store - (I love to receive gifts)
drink - grey goose & white grape juice (I can appreciate child-like cocktails)
best place to party - his backyard (I too have a backyard)
restaurant - Bottino, NYC (I love to eat)
movie - diving bell & the butterfly (I can be deep like that;awesome movie by the way)
provisions - Whole Foods (so organic makes "50-somethings" look 35!)
interview by Alex Hawgood/the Insider
Donald Baechler has amassed a great inventory of worldly images. Recorded on slides and collected in the archives of his enormous Lower Manhattan studio, they are the sources for many of the compelling images in his paintings. The cast of characters, which also includes himself, come from every source imaginable, and are stamped, silk-screened, projected, drawn, painted, printed or collaged onto surfaces. Then the process begins: underpainting, overpainting, canceling, adding, subtracting, editing until the final work emerges. Baechler was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1956 and came of age as a painter in the early 1980s when he began exhibiting internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.
Read the full interview of Baechler with Bomb Magazine's David Kapp here. by David Kapp BOMB 72/Summer 2000, ART
**critics have stated that Donald Baechler's work "places him in the painterly tribe of Twombly, Ryman, Rauschenberg and Schwitters."
Could be the kid in me; do you admire a Baechler, the man or the art?
(go forth & live responsibly}
art is life