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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 51.44 cm x W 45.09 cm
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 51.44 cm x W 45.09 cm
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 51.44 cm x W 45.09 cm
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John Baker
"He Stayed behind in Katmandu I", acrylic, collage, painting, blues, russets

2012

US$1,800 Asking Price

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John Baker’s “He Stayed behind in Katmandu I” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20.25 x 17.75 x 1.5 inches in light Prussian blues, russets and flesh tones. The western “suit” has been deeply transformed by the eastern wisdom tradition and this transformation, both before and after, is reflected in his appearance. The modeling of his face especially, with its mandala-like burst of highlight/energy in the center of his forehead, expresses his attainment of higher awareness. 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: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)Width: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Baker_He Stayed behind in Katmandu1stDibs: LU50035358082

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