Iain Baxter


Iain Baxter (b. 1936) is a forerunner of Canadian conceptual art and is renowned for his creations that are infused with humor and a playful subversiveness. 

In the late 1970's and early 80's Baxter did several "Beauty Spot" series focusing on the body, Paris, Vancouver and San Francisco.

In this example, a woman with dainty white gloves holds a circular mirror directly in front of her face, reflecting on the Golden Gate Bridge. 

This piece from the series is arguably the best known published by the esteemed Crown Point Press.  

This work can be found in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 

In addition to the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Concordia University (Montreal)

Click here to see another example of Baxter's "Beauty Spot San Francisco"

Baxter is a highly decorated Canadian artist and 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 of his practice.

Additional images available on request. 

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Full title: "Reflected San Francisco Beauty Spot - Golden Gate Bridge"

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)


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