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JOHN BAEDER | UNTITLED

Lot Closed

July 18, 07:14 PM GMT

Estimate

2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

JOHN BAEDER

b. 1938

UNTITLED


signed 

gouache on found photograph, in artist's chosen frame

Sheet: 6⅞ by 4⅞ in. (17.5 by 12.5 cm.)

Framed: 9⅛ by 11⅛ in. (23.2 by 28.3 cm.)

Executed circa 1960.


PROVENANCE

Private Collection (gift of the artist)

Gift of the above to the present owner 

Private Collection (gift of the artist)

Gift of the above to the present owner 

“Somehow this snapshot just spoke to me. It dawned on me to paint over this found little photograph, leaving the two women alone in black and white. I knew that my buddy would enjoy this, being of the same sensibility. I was an advertising art director at the time doing serious photography on the side. Collecting snapshots went along with collecting postcards that were the inspirations for my first paintings. What drew me to them was that they were like miniature paintings that captured a specific time and place, a recording of a time that would inevitably pass. I would want to be a social anthropologist if I wasn’t an artist.” -John Baeder, 2018