September 27, 2006


I was out and about today and spotted this… Anyone know the artist? I’ve seen this work in several design magazines and books, in various sizes, a collage of images with a single bloom (red/green) always at the focal point. However, I’m not able to recall who the artist is. Can someone help me?


  • Reply the original piker September 27, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    I had a contemporary art gallery for ten years and have never seen anything like it. Of course to me it looks like a Robert Rauschenberg rip-off with a flower on top. The best source bar none is: http://www.artnet.com/. Good luck :)

  • Reply Mamie September 27, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Donald Baechler

  • Reply style court September 27, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Definitely Donald Baechler. Decorator Muriel Brandolini has the painting over her fireplace, as seen in the book Designing Women by Margaret Russell, and the room has been in Elle Decor too. Hope this helps :)

  • Reply decor8 September 27, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    Style Court – Thank you Thank you! :) This must be here fireplace, yes?

    Again, that you so much!

    I’ve seen these paintings in many magazines and books, I have a book back at home in the states with one of these paintings, it’s about 5x the size of the one shown in this photo.

    I’m thrilled. You’ve made my day. Time to research Donald Baechler a little, I’m not familiar with his work. Yet. :)


  • Reply style court September 27, 2006 at 7:12 pm

    Oh good, glad I could help Holly! In the book, in the Brandolini chapter, everything is exactly the same as in your image — the candy stripe ceramics (or glass art?) the coral in the white vase and the red lampshade.

  • Reply Kristin Leigh Ward September 27, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Hey Holly – Artnet.com sells Baechler’s work. The website has over 100 pieces of his work via galleries all over the US. They provide you with the info to the gallery for inquiries into purchasing one of his pieces. This is probably your best bet to see whats out there if you want to buy. Just thought it might help in your quest.

    Hope your trip in Germany is smashing! Enjoy yourself and eat whatever you want – you are on vacation. :)

  • Reply decor8 September 27, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Style Court – I spotted the photo in some book while I was out today… It was a design book and as soon as I saw the photo, I tried to read the surrounding text but couldn’t figure it out (it wasn’t in English or German). I’d been looking for this artist for months. Then I had an epiphany – snap a photo of it and ask decor8 readers!!! I am so happy I did now.


    Oh and Kristin Leigh Ward – Thanks for the headsup, you too original piker and mamie.

    Mystery solved!

    I learned while researching this that he actually has a painting at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, so when I get home in a few months, I have to go check it out. :)


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