Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That - Painting by John Baker
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John Baker
Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That

2018

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John Baker’s “Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That” is a 35 x 50 inch acrylic painting on canvas with collage in bright yellows, reds, blues and whites. The young artist wears an expression of impish glee as he continues work with his finger in the large Abstract Expressionist painting he is creating. At first the title of the painting would seem to put the work down as meaningless and infantile, and by extension the artist as incompetent, but actually the painting is a fine success filled with raw energy and just the right sort of abandon. The artist is a very good painter indeed and perhaps a three-year-old only metaphorically! Gilded frame measuring 41 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The influence of the sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 35 in. x W 50 in. x D 1.5 in.H 88.9 cm x W 127 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50034232551
  • Seller Reference Number
    Baker_Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That
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