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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 36 in. x W 26 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 36 in. x W 26 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 36 in. x W 26 in.
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John Baker
"A Meeting in Rome I", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, divided self

2012

$3,600

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John Baker’s “A Meeting in Rome I”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 26 inches, in Cardinal red, pink and greens, is from the artist’s “divided self” series. A figure, half cleric half Roman orgiast, disposes of an ambiguous but suspicious piece of refuse. The indifference and utter vulgarity of his gesture contrasts ironically with his priestly side. Both of the characters within the figure are ancient Roman in origin, and thus are united in cultural background, and so the collage makes thematic sense. The sides are unpainted and the painting is signed and dated on the reverse. 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 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. Baker is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Creator
    John Baker (1944, American)
  • Creation Year
    2012
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Baker_A Meeting in Rome I1stDibs: LU50034332412

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