The 1980's was one of Charles Pachter's most prolific and experimental periods; his palette and subject varied and he created a large body of work that demonstrated his creativity and versatility as an artist.

"Squeezeplay" is a charming anomaly in his oeuvre. It wasn't created as part of a series, and while Pachter has painted numerous animals over the years,  to our knowledge it is his only depiction of a bird.

However, the palette and playfulness of this work anticipates Pachter's body of work done in Miami Beach (1993-1999)

The bird pictured was actually the artist's pet budgie.   

We love the palette and humour of this work...and are reminded a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Additional images available on request. 

Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720 

Serigraph, from an edition of 150

Signed, numbered and dated '86 by the artist 

33”H 40”W (framed)

22.5"H 29"W (artwork)


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