• Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
  • Donald Baechler
About the artist

Education

1974-77

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore

1977-78

Cooper Union, New York

1978-79

Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, “Staedelschule”, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Donald Baechler

Request about this work
The Idiot's Crypt (Skull)
2016
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
52 x 40 inches | 132.1 x 101.6 cm
Skull
2016
Gesso, Flashe, graphite and paper collage on paper
27 x 21 inches
68.6 x 53.3 cm
Skull
2016
Gesso, Flashe, graphite and paper collage on paper
27 x 21 inches
68.6 x 53.3 cm
Skull
2016
Gesso, Flashe, graphite and paper collage on paper
27 x 21 inches
68.6 x 53.3 cm
(popcorn)
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
11 x 8.5 inches
27.9 x 21.6 cm
(rose)
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
11 x 8.5 inches
27.9 x 21.6 cm
Sit Scent (Large)
52 x 40 inch | 132,1 x 101,6 cm
2016
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
Popcorn
27 x 21 inch | 68,6 x 53,3 cm
2016
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
The Slab And The Song
46 x 36 inch | 116.8 x 91.4 cm
2015
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
Minutes And Comb
46 x 36 inch | 116.8 x 91.4 cm
2015
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
Skull
2011
69 x 53 cm
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
Without The Nothing
2015
102 x 132 cm
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
Gift of Legend
2013
102 x 132 cm
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
The Belly Of Scent
40 x 52 inch | 102 x 132 cm
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper
2015
Flower
11 x 8.5 inch | 27,9 x 21,6 cm
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
Coke Bottle
11 x 8.5 inch | 27,9 x 21,6 cm
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
Leg Lamp
11 x 8.5 inch | 27,9 x 21,6 cm
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
Popcorn with Legs
11 x 8.5 inch | 27,9 x 21,6 cm
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
Girl With Skull Shirt
11 x 8.5 inch | 27,9 x 21,6 cm
2016
Graphite on white archival bond
Fertile Ground
80 x 100 inch | 203,2 x 254 cm cm
2016
Acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
The Flawless Chronology
40 x 40 inch | 101,6 x 101,6 cm cm
2016
Acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
Ode To Pure Departure
40 x 40 inch | 101,6 x 101,6 cm cm
2016
Acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
Arrangement
91 x 117 cm
2016
Gesso, Flashe and paper collage on paper

2015

La Guerra che Verra non e la Prima, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento,
Italy
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, 68projects, Berlin, Germany
Picasso in Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Crayon Miscellany, curated by Julie Ryan, Omi International Arts
Center, Ghent, New York (6/13 – 9/27/15)
Black/White, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida (1/16 – 3/13/15)

2014

Chiamata a Roccolta, Galleria Civica, Trento
Primary Elements, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
La Magnifica Ossessione, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento, Italy
The Age of Small Things, curated by Chuck Webster, Dodge Gallery,
New York (1/11 – 2/13/14)

2013

St. Moritz Art Masters, curated by Reiner Opoku, Badrutt’s Palace, St.
Moritz
MICA, THEN/NOW, curated by Barry Nemett, concurrent at
Kunsthalle Beacon, Beacon, New York and Ethan Cohen, New York
(9/12 – 10/12/13)
Panorama, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Obra sobre Papel Coleccion CAAM, Centro Atlantico de Arte Modern,
Canary Islands
Pop Life, Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, Connecticut (4/14 – 5/11/13)
Silhouette, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (3/1 –
3/30/13)

2012

Creature from the Blue Lagoon, curated by Bob Nickas, Martos
Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York (7/21 – 9/3/12)
East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, curated by Bill Brady, Kansas
City, Missouri (2/17 – 4/7/12)
The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Bad For You, Shizaru Mayfair, London
Archetypes and Historicity, curated by Mario Diacono, Maramotti
Collection, Reggio Emilia
Disquietude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, New York

2011

THE GARDEN, Allan Nederpelt, Brooklyn, New York (4/8 – 5/8/11)
Notable Henchman, curated by Geoff Young, Kurnatowski Gallery, New
York

2010

Blood Sweat Tears, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas
Canarias, Spain (1/15 – [?])
Your History is Not Our History, organized by David Salle and Richard
Phillips, Haunch of Venison, New York

2009

Flower Power, Villa Giulia – Centro di Ricerca Arte Attuale, Torino,
Italy (5/23 – 11/11/09)
Blickachsen, Galerie Scheffel GmbH, Bad Homburg (5/17 – 10/4/09)
7 Eleven Gallery, New York (3/11 – 4/20/09)

2008

James Ensor – Schrecken ohne Ende, Von der Heydt-Museum,
Wuppertal, Germany (10/12/08 – 2/8/09)
American & British Artists, Galleria Il Cerchio, Milan, Italy (10/2 –
12/19/08)
Bloodline: The Evolution of Form, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas
(9/18 – 10/18/08)
Art Santa Fe, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri (7/10 –
7/13/08)
I Won’t Grow Up, curated by Beth DeWoody and Donald Baechler,
Cheim & Read, New York (6/26 – 8/29/08)
Baechler-Morrison, Galerie Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Beligum

2007

American Abstract, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
(12/30/07 – 2/3/08)
Four Friends, Tony Shafrazi, New York (10/25 – 1/12/08)
I Am As You Will Be – The Skeleton in Art, Cheim & Read, New York,
(9/20 – 11/3/07)
25 Years Crone Gallery, Crone Gallery, Berlin, Germany (8/29 –
11/3/07)
Common Objects, Dinter Fine Arts, New York (5/31 – 7/20/07)
We Are Near, curated by Eddie Martinez, Allston Skirt Gallery,
Boston, Massachusetts (4/6 – 4/28/07)
Skulptur und Malerie, Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Klagenfurt,
Austria (3/23 – 5/20/07)
Passion For Art: 35th Anniversary of the Sammlung Essl Collection, Essl
Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria (3/15 – 8/26/07)
Plug, curated by Art Design Office, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles,
California (3/3 – 3/31/07)

2006

The Food Show – The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
(11/17/06 – 2/24/07)
Busy Going Crazy: Collection Sylvio Perstein, La Maison Rouge, Paris
(10/29/06 – 1/14/07)
Baechler/Morrison, Galerie Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium
(10/27 – 11/18/06)
25th Anniversary Exhibition, New Additions to the Collection, Guild
Hall, Southampton, New York (6/16 – 7/30/06)
The 181th Annual, National Academy, New York (5/11 – 6/18/06)
Words and Pictures, Cook Fine Art, New York (5/11 – 6/17/06)
The Other Side, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (5/5 – 7/29/06)
Wes Lang and Donald Baechler: Skulls and Shit, Loyal Gallery,
Stockholm, Sweden (5/5 – 6/11/09)
Drawn, Dinter Fine Art, New York (3/11 – 4/22/06)
2005

Zoo Story, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York (12/3/05 –
10/16/06)
The Early Show, curated by the General Store White Columns, New
York (10/28 – 12/3/05)
Roof Top Sculpture Garden, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (9/9 –
10/8/05)
Heat, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York (6/27 – 9/30/05)
Figur Skulptur, Sammlung Essl, Vienna (6/24-1/20/06)
In Deep Water, Dinter Fine Arts, New York (6/23 – 7/29/05)
UNIQLO Creative Award 2005 Exhibition, Spiral Gaden, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan (3/17 – 3/21/05)
Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector: Selections from the collection of
James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art,
SUNY, New Paltz, New York (2/5 – 4/10/05)
Red Thread: Glimpses of International Art in Vienna, Howard House,
Seattle, Washington ([?] – 4/30/05)

2005

Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York

2004

Visions of America, Sammlung Essl, Vienna, Austria (10/21/04 –
3/6/05)
Les Enfants Terribles, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
(10/10/04 – 1/16/05)
Fresh Paint, Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, New York (9/11
– 10/11/04)
Fall Group Show: Painting, Photography, and Sculpture, Baldwin Gallery,
Aspen, Colorado (9/8 – 11/20/04)
Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector – The Collection of James Cottrell
and Joseph Lovett, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida (7/24 –
10/31/04)
Twelve from Cheim & Read, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta (6/11 –
7/12/04)
I Am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York (6/10 – 7/31/04)
Pop Art & Minimalismus, Albertina, Vienna, Austria (3/10 – 8/29/04)
…so fresh, so cool… Galleria Cardi & Co., Milan, Italy
…Surprise, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy

2003

Funny Papers: Cartoons & Contemporary Drawings, Fondazione Cassa
di Risparmio in Bologna Pictura Magistra Vitae, Daniel Weinberg
Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Conversations, Evergreen House, Baltimore, Maryland
…As Time Goes By, Leo Koenig Inc, NYC, together with Gordian
Weber Kunsthandel, Cologne, Germany (12/2/03 – 1/3/04)
Pictura Magistra Vitae, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna,
Italy
Painting Lesson, Galleria Cardi, Milan, Italy

2002

New York Expression, Bergen Kommune, Norway
Good News, Galleria Cardi &Co., Milan, Italy
Art Downtown: New York Painting & Sculpture, 48 Wall Street,
New York (6/13 – 9/15/02)
Revealing Nature: An Exhibition of Organic Forms in Books, Photography,
Art and Design, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Easthampton, New York
Keine Kleinigkeit, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

2001

Mythic Proportions: Painting in the 1980’s, MoCA Miami, Florida
Espelho Cego (The Blind Mirror), Paco Imperial, Brazil
Baltimore From Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art from
Dieu Donné Papermill, Maryland Institute College of Art,
Baltimore, Maryland

2000

Drawings and Fine Prints, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans,
Louisiana (7/8 – 8/1/00)
Painting, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
And Away We Go, Baron/Boisanté, New York
Off White, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Pat Hearn Gallery: Part One (1983-1987), Pat Hearn Gallery,
New York

1999

<Y2K, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, Georgia (12/3/99 – 1/8/00)
Compliments, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, The Educational Alliance,
New York
Road Show, DFN Gallery, New York
Peter Kogler, Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany
Selected Projects 1985-1990, Baron/Boisanté, New York

1998

Knowing Children, David Beitzel Gallery, New York
Maps, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Dreams for the Next Century: A View of the Collection, Parrish Art
Museum, Southampton, New York
Ensemble Moderne, Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria & Paris, France
20 Years, Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany

1997

Group Show, Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany
Chanel, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Von Kopf bis Fuss, Ursula Blickle Fdtn Kraichtal, Switzerland and
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
Summer, Paul Kasmin, New York
Summer Group Show, Sperone Westwater, New York
KünstlerInnen: 50 Positionen, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Wood Work, Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, New York
Works on Paper, Baron/Boisanté, New York

1996

dissimilar & unrelated sculptures, Baron/Boisanté, New York
Sculptures, Wanas Foundation, Sweden
Works on Paper, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Group Show, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Sculpture, Paul Kasmin, New York
Summer Group Exhibition, Sperone Westwater, New York
The Baseball Show, Curt Marcus, New York
Picasso: A Contemporary Dialogue, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg,
Austria

1995

Emblems and Contours, Sperone Westwater, New York
A New York Time: Selected Drawings of the Eighties, Bruce Museum,
Greenwich, Connecticut
‘Yamantaka’ Donation, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Barras y Estrellas, Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Tenerife,
Canary Islands, Spain
Summer Group Exhibition, Sperone Westwater, New York
Summer 1995, Paul Kasmin, New York
Group Show, Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Selected Projects of 1981-1995, Baron/Boisanté, New York
Blumenstuecke Kunststuecke, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Passions Privées, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris,
France

1994

Works On Paper, Baron/Boisanté, New York
en minature, ART Frankfurt, Schoenewald & Beuse, Krefeld, Germany
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Offshore Gallery, Easthampton, New
York
Summer Group Show, Sperone Westwater, New York
Summer 1994, Paul Kasmin, New York

1993

Floor Show ‘sculptures & objects’, Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden
Extravagant: The Economy of Elegance, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Centro de Arte Reina
Sofia, Madrid, Spain
The Spirit of Drawing, Sperone Westwater, New York
1982-83 Ten Years After, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Kunsthalle Basel,
Switzerland
Jiri Dokoupil Donald Baechler, Galerie Ribbentrop, Eltville, Germany
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Setagaya Art Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New York On Paper, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
New York Painters, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

1992

Easel Painting, Perry Rubenstein, New York
Sculpture, Paul Kasmin, New York
Regard Multiple, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges
Pompidou, Paris, France
Group Sculpture Show, Sperone Westwater, New York
Der Gefrorene Leopard, Part II, Bernd Klueser, Munich, Germany
Ars Pro Domo ‘Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kölner Privatbesitz’, Museum
Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Drawn in the ‘90’s, Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, L.A. County Museum
of Art, Los Angeles, California
Postcards from Alphaville: Jean-Luc Godard in Contemporary Art, 1963-
92, P.S.1, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New
York

1991

Wildness: Toward Their Own Natures ‘An Aspect of Contemporary Art’,
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
New Figurative Art, Angela Ho, Hong Kong, China
Summertime, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Portraits on Paper, Robert Miller, New York
Vertigo ‘The Remake, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
A Passion for Art, Tony Shafrazi, New York

1990

About Round/Round About, Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden
The Last Laugh, Massimo Audiello, New York
Drawings, Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Los Angeles, California
E+O Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
Tony Shafrazi, New York
Pharmakon ’90, Makuhari Messe Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Tokyo, Japan
The Last Decade: American Artists of the ‘80’s, Tony Shafrazi,
New York
Vertigo, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
SAFEC 1990 -Seoul Art Festival, National Museum of Contemporary
Art, Seoul, Korea

1989

Repetition, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
1989 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York
Zeichnung, E+O Friedrich, Bern
Einleuchten: Will, Vorstell und Simul in HH, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg,
Germany

1988

Das Licht von der Anderen Seite I, Malerei, Monika Sprueth, Cologne,
Germany
Art at the End of the Social, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

1987

Terrae Motus, Grand Palais, Paris, France
XIX Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
Drawing Suites, Lawrence Oliver, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1986

Face It, Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden
Vom Zeichnen, Kunstverein Kassel, Germany & Museum Moderner
Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Premier Salon Irrealista, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
Spain
Drawings, Pat Hearn, New York
What It Is, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Prospekt ‘86, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Baechler, Cutrone, Haring & Scharf, Thomas Cohn Arte
Contemporanea, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

1985

Pat Hearn, New York
Anniottanta (the 80’s), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
New York New Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, Germany
Vom Zeichnen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

1984

Works on Paper, Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria
Behind Faces & Figures, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
Arte di Frontiera, New York Graffiti, Galleria D’Arte Moderna, Bologna,
Italy
Tony Shafrazi, New York

1983

Champions, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Drawings, Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
Hundreds of Drawings, Artists Space, New York
Painting into Sculpture, Bonlow Gallery, New York
Painting Sculpture Totems and 3D, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Black and White, Robert Fraser, London, England
Drawings, E+O Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
Portraits, Protetch-McNeill, New York
Accrochage: Gallery Artists, Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany

1982

New Drawing in America: Part I, The Drawing Center, New York
Young Americans, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Donald Baechler/Ronnie Cutrone, Tony Shafrazi, New York
Larry Gagosian, Los Angeles, California
A Fatal Attraction: Art and the Media, Renaissance Society, University
of Chicago, Illinois
Shoe Boxes, White Columns, New York

1981

Episodes, Grace Borgenicht, New York
Tony Shafrazi, New York

1980

Arte para Los Ochenta, Galeria Durban, Caracas, Venezula
Selections, The Drawing Center, New York

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut

Centre George Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Deutsche Bank, New York

Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles

Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, New York

Gateway Foundation, St. Louis Grafische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Lehnbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

Musée Strassbourg, France

Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum Ludwig, Budapest

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

New York Public Library, New York

Orlando Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Revlon Collection, New York

Sammlung Essl, Vienna

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany

Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

Sony Corporation, New York

15 Springfield Art Museum, Missouri St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Städtische Galerie Schloss Wolfsburg, Germany

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stiftung Schaufler, Sindelfingen, Germany

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

William Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio