IAIN BAXTER "BEAUTY SPOT SAN FRANCISCO" 1979
Iain Baxter (b. 1936) is a forerunner of Canadian conceptual art.
He is renowned internationally for his creations that are infused with humor and a playful subversiveness.
He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a past winner of the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts.
In 2005 he legally changed his name to Iain Baxter& (pronounced "Baxterand")- adding the ampersand emphasized both his ongoing fascination with the symbol as well as his dedication and acknowledgement to the collaborative element in his practice.
In the late 1970's and early 80's Baxter did several "Beauty Spot" series focusing on the body and situated in Paris, Vancouver and San Francisco.
In this example, an ambiguous figure holds a circular mirror obscuring their identity, reflecting a large Buddha in an elaborate Asia garden.
The set of four works was published by the esteemed Crown Point Press.
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Color photo etching with color aquatint in black and pink on paper
Signed, dated 79 and numbered 18/20 by the artist
24"W 23.5"H (artwork)
36"W 37.5"H (framed)