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Water Closet Drawing

Water Closet Drawing
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'DB 85' (lower edge)
gouache and paper collage on paper
23 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (60.3 x 45.1 cm.)
Executed in 1985.
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
Private collection, New York
Anon. sale; Phillips, New York, 8 March 2012, lot 129
Web Gallery NYC, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Andover, Massachusetts, Addison Gallery of American Art, LOISAIDA: New York's Lower East Side in The 80's, April-July 2014.
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Lot Essay

“I always used to tell people, ‘I’m an abstract artist before anything else.'...For me, it’s always been more about line, form, balance and the edge of the canvas—all these silly formalist concerns—than it has been about subject matter or narrative or politics.” -Donald Baechler

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