Panorama (Three Thistles)

Throughout the twentieth century artists have used images taken from a variety of sources including art history, advertising, and the media. Baechler, however, examines familiar images from unsophisticated sources and has even used other people's drawings in his own compositions. In this work, he boldly and simply painted an ordinary flower springing forth from a patchwork of fabric scraps that includes a restaurant napkin and embroidered scarves. This large canvas is one of six he created for an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, in 1998.


The artist; with Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1999

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by Joyce and Edward Linde


© Donald Baechler

Panorama (Three Thistles)

281.9 x 563.9 cm (111 x 222 in.)
Medium or Technique
Acrylic and fabric collage on canvas
Accession Number
Not on view