Artist of the moment…….Kristin Baker

 

Kristin Baker is one of my favorite painters working with the subject of cars painted in an abstract manner. Kristin Baker was born in Stamford, Connecticut in the year 1975 and earned B.F.A. from Tufts University based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Baker went on to earn her masters degree from Yale.

She first came upon the national art scene with her abstract paintings of automobiles and racing in the early 2000s.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the work of Kristin Baker from 2009:

The artist is based out of New York City.

Baker works mainly in acrylics and mixed media.

To close lets take a look at two paintings of a car crash, the first by Andy Warhol and the second by Kristin Baker. In November 2013, Warhol’s painting titled the Silver Car Crash sold for more than 105 million dollars. From a design standpoint, its very interesting to see the somewhat block square shape of a car become so many interesting abstract shapes after being hit.

 

Price range information: Works range from $40,000 to $300,000.

Baker has a wonderful mix of abstraction and realism in her early work. My favorite works of hers are still the automobile series, a perfect example of her mix of realism and abstraction.

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