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Charming Baker

Born in Hampshire 1964, Charming Baker spent most of his early life travelling around the world following his father, a Commando in the British Army. At the age of 12, he and his family finally settled in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Baker left school at 16 and worked various manual jobs.

In 1985, having gone back to college, Baker was accepted onto a course at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s, where he later returned as a lecturer. After graduating, Baker worked for many years as a commercial artist, also developing his personal work.

Solo shows at the Truman Brewery in 2007 and the Redchurch Street Gallery in 2009 were followed by a show in New York in 2010. In 2011, Baker’s London show at the Mercer Street Studios cemented his place as one of the rising stars in the world of Contemporary Art. In 2012, a sculpture entitled ‘Triumph in the face of absurdity’ was displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, (the piece, a collaboration for the 2012 Olympics between the artist and Sir Paul Smith). His 2013 LA exhibition entitled 'Lie Down I Think I Love You' cemented his relationship with the infamous PMM Art Projects, and caused a mass of media interest across America.

Baker’s work explores well-trodden and intrinsically linked themes; life, love, death, terror, joy, despair… with an underlying reference to the classics and a dark humour. Although primarily a painter with an interest in narrative and an understanding of the tradition of painting, in recent years Baker has produced sculptural pieces in a wide and varied choice of materials, (from the anciently traditional to the not so). Baker is also known to purposefully damage his delicate painting, including drilling, cutting and occasionally shooting them with a shotgun, intentionally and inadvertently putting to question the preciousness of art, and adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces.

Damien Hirst says of Baker’s work; “It’s hard to say exactly what makes a painting great… Its flatness and its depth, its ease and its complexity, a kind of preciousness that’s also kind of throwaway, a risk factor. Who gives a damn? Charming Baker’s paintings are great.”

All the prints here are made with Charming Baker in our studio.


War Child Special Edition - A Fall to Alms - Charming Baker

War Child Special Edition - A Fall to Alms

TypeArchival Inkjet and 3 Colour Silkscreen with Hand Applied 24 Carat Gold Leaf and Hand Drawn Dove.
Year2014
Edition25
StatusSOLD OUT
NoteThis print will go live at 10am on Tuesday the 10th of June to coincide with the opening of The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at the Excel Centre. The prints will also be available to buy at the summit. All proceeds go to War Child. Please note: there will be a 6-8 week wait for delivery and collection of these prints.


War Child Edition - A Fall to Alms - Charming Baker

War Child Edition - A Fall to Alms

TypeArchival Inkjet and 3 Colour Silkscreen with Hand Drawn Dove. 70 x 88.5cm.
Year2014
Edition100
StatusSOLD OUT
NoteThis print will go live at 10am on Tuesday the 10th of June to coincide with the opening of The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at the Excel Centre. The prints will also be available to buy at the summit. All proceeds go to War Child. Please note: there will be a 6-8 week wait for delivery and collection of these prints.


Half Pint (Hand-finished) - Charming Baker

Half Pint (Hand-finished)

TypeHand-Finished in Acrylic over Silk-Screen Varnished Giclee on Somerset Velvet. 70x50cm. £4,000+VAT.
Year2008
Edition15
StatusSOLD OUT


Charming Baker Signed Show Poster Set - Charming Baker

Charming Baker Signed Show Poster Set

TypeA very limited number of signed Charming Baker set of 3 posters from his Los Angeles solo exhibition 'Lie Down I Think I Love You'. The poster set comes rolled in a tube.
Year2013
Price£ 50.00
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease note that the Gorilla poster measures 1m x 1.5m.


LA Live set - Charming Baker

LA Live set

TypeA set of 5 LA Live 2 colour screenprints, including the Plane, Astronaut, Car, Bird and Mice prints. From Charming Baker's Los Angeles exhibition 'Lie Down I Think I Love You'. Please note: These prints are signed, but not numbered.
Year2013
Price£ 250.00
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease not that we only have mixed paper sets left. If you have any queries please contact the Gallery.


Snowglobe and Viewmaster Set - Charming Baker

Snowglobe and Viewmaster Set

TypeA set of 1 Snowglobe and 1 Viewmaster from Charming Baker's Los Angeles exhibition 'Lie Down I Think I Love You'.
Year2013
Edition1000
Price£ 25.00
StatusAvailable


Let's Not Make Life Anymore Difficult Than It Already Is - Charming Baker

Let's Not Make Life Anymore Difficult Than It Already Is

Type11 colour screenprint on Somerset Satin White Tub Sized with buck shot holes 74 x 96 cm £500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition125
Price£ 600.00
StatusAvailable


God's Gift - Charming Baker

God's Gift

Type15 colour screen print on 6mm birch ply with hand routed elements in custom John Jones frame 55 cm x 47 cm £1500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition35
Price£ 1,800.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Bird iii - Charming Baker

Bird iii

Type8 colour silkscreen with hand drawn element on Somerset satin white Tub sized 83.5 x 70 cm £500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Panda Experimental Series 1 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 1

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Panda Experimental Series 2 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 2

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Panda Experimental Series 3 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 3

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Panda Experimental Series 4 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 4

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


Panda Experimental Series 5 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 5

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


Panda Experimental Series 6 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 6

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Panda Experimental Series 7 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 7

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD


Panda Experimental Series 8 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 8

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


Panda Experimental Series 9 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 9

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Panda Experimental Series 10 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 10

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


Panda Experimental Series 11 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 11

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


Panda Experimental Series 12 - Charming Baker

Panda Experimental Series 12

TypeScreenprint on 6mm birch ply 122 x 102 cm £7500 + VAT
Year2013
EditionUnique proof
Price£ 9,000.00
StatusSOLD
Note


The Only Thing I'm Sure Of Is That I'm Sure Of Nothing - Charming Baker

The Only Thing I'm Sure Of Is That I'm Sure Of Nothing

Type6 mm birch ply 21 colour silkscreen with hand routed element and laser cutting in custom John Jones frame 102.5 cm x 125.5 cm Edition of 35 and 5 AP's £4500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition35
Price£ 5,400.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


It is My Heartfelt Desire to Improve But I Never Do - Charming Baker

It is My Heartfelt Desire to Improve But I Never Do

Type6 mm birch ply 19 colour silkscreen with hand routed element and laser cutting in custom John Jones frame 102.5 x 125.5 cm £4500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition35
Price£ 5,400.00
StatusAvailable
NotePlease call the Gallery on 0208 3477 688 to arrange payment.


Try Not To Always Think The Worst - Gold Leaf Edition - Charming Baker

Try Not To Always Think The Worst - Gold Leaf Edition

Type21 colours on Somerset Satin White Tub Sized with hand applied 24 carat gold leaf 102.5 x 76.5 cm £1500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition20
StatusSOLD OUT


Try Not To Always Think The Worst - Charming Baker

Try Not To Always Think The Worst

TypeTry Not To Always Think The Worst 21 colours on Somerset Satin White Tub Sized 102.5 x 76.5 cm £500 + VAT
Year2013
Edition100
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Being Yourself Is Easier When You're Not Being Someone Else - Charming Baker

Being Yourself Is Easier When You're Not Being Someone Else

TypeFour Colour Silkscreen Print on Somerset 410gsm paper with deckled edge with Hand Applied 24 Carat Gold Leaf Paper dimensions are 90 x 65 cm, the image size is 66.5 x 42.5cm
Year2012
Edition145
Price£ 420.00
StatusAVAILABLE
Note Due to the fragile nature of the gold leaf prints will be packaged flat in acid free tissue and board for dispatch along with Certificate of Authenticity and Receipt. Our standard postage in the UK is via UPS, International shipments are sent via Fedex, all prints ship tracked and insured. Due to extra packaging to ensure the prints safe arrival we're afraid we have had to increase our postage charges slightly. If you would like to collect from the gallery in Crouch End, your website postage charges will be refunded on collection.


Live Everyday Like Your Hair Is On Fire - Charming Baker

Live Everyday Like Your Hair Is On Fire

Type10 Colour Screen Print on 6mm Birch Ply with Laser Cut Holes and Laser Etched Blind Stamps Framed in museum standard American Walnut Box Frame by John Jones 84 x 102 cm
Year2011
Edition35
Price£ 3,900.00
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePLEASE CALL FOR SECONDARY MARKET AVAILABILITY Live Everyday Like Your Hair is On Fire is a 10 Colour screenprint on 6mm Birch Ply. The print is made up of a 4 colour CMYK screenprint base with many overlaid marks and gestures made by the artist directly onto the films and screenprinted to enhance the sense of movement and dynamism in the central image. The birch ply was then laser cut to remove the grid of holes that interrupts the image. The Baker stamp and Jealous Studio stamp were then laser etched into the wood before signing and numbering in pencil. Although still a limited edition of 35 with 5 AP's this piece feels a little bit more special than a standard print. We have commissioned a unique, 8 cm deep, custom made box frame from John Jones in American Walnut to hold the print, which will be floated inside to allow light and shade to fall through the cut holes in the surface.


Dignity Rides A Tricky Pony - Charming Baker

Dignity Rides A Tricky Pony

TypeGiclee Print With 2 Colour Screenprint and Varnish On Somerset Enhanced Paper 87 x 82 cm
Year2011
Edition200
Price£ 395.00
StatusAvailable


I've Surprised Myself By Coming To Terms With The End Of The World - Charming Baker

I've Surprised Myself By Coming To Terms With The End Of The World

TypeGiclee Print with 8 Colour Screen print and Varnish on Somerset Enhanced Paper 106 x 81.5 cm
Year2011
Edition200
Price£ 395.00
StatusAvailable


Love Is Never Thinking It Might End Before We Do - Charming Baker

Love Is Never Thinking It Might End Before We Do

TypeGiclee Print with Screen printed Varnish on Somerset Enhanced Paper with torn edge 54 x 55 cm
Year2011
Edition250
Price£ 295.00
StatusAvailable


The Throbbing Realisation That the Future Is An Impossible Place To Be - Charming Baker

The Throbbing Realisation That the Future Is An Impossible Place To Be

TypeGiclee Print with Screen printed Varnish and Lascaux Gold on Somerset Enhanced Paper with debossed border and torn edge 45 x 50 cm
Year2011
Edition250
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


So Who Are The Glorious Dead Anyway? - Charming Baker

So Who Are The Glorious Dead Anyway?

Type7 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 126 x 100 cm
Year2011
Edition60
StatusSOLD OUT
NoteSo Who Are The Glorious Dead Anyway? is an intense and striking image, a digitally printed central image of a running cow is overlaid with red, grey and lascaux gold screenprinted marks, drawn by the artist onto the screens used to print. The background of the print is a three colour screenprint made up of a deep black layer overlaid with gold and charcoal layers.


Bird ii - Charming Baker

Bird ii

Type3 Colour Screenprint and Giclee print on Somerset with unique hand drawn pencil bird with torn edge, 83.5 x 70 cm
Year2011
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Love Is... (Set of 4) - Charming Baker

Love Is... (Set of 4)

TypeSet of Four Prints. Each is Giclee and Silkscreen print with varnish on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 56.2 x 65.2 cm
Year2010
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Love Is Never Putting All Your Eggs Into One Bastard - Charming Baker

Love Is Never Putting All Your Eggs Into One Bastard

TypeGiclee and Silkscreen print with varnish on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 56.2 x 65.2 cm
Year2010
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Love Is Not Needing Any Help If You Are Intent On Staying Ignorant - Charming Baker

Love Is Not Needing Any Help If You Are Intent On Staying Ignorant

TypeGiclee and Silkscreen print with varnish on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 56.2 x 65.2 cm
Year2010
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Love Is Somehow Expecting You To Be Better Than I Am - Charming Baker

Love Is Somehow Expecting You To Be Better Than I Am

TypeGiclee and Silkscreen print with varnish on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 56.2 x 65.2 cm
Year2010
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Love Is Frequently Feeling The Urge To Put You Out Of My Misery. - Charming Baker

Love Is Frequently Feeling The Urge To Put You Out Of My Misery.

TypeGiclee and Silkscreen print with varnish on Somerset Enhanced Satin Paper, 56.2 x 65.2 cm
Year2010
Edition125
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Half Pint NYC - Charming Baker

Half Pint NYC

TypeFour Colour Screenprint background with metallic pigments with Four Colour Screenprinted CMYK Panda on Somerset 410gsm Paper 75.5 x 101.5 cm
Year2010
Edition125
Price£ 3,500.00
StatusAvailable via Secondary Market
NotePlease call the gallery for enquiries 0208 347 7688


Another Man's Nightmare (Grey) - Charming Baker

Another Man's Nightmare (Grey)

TypeOne Colour Silkscreen on BFK Reeves Grey 280gsm Paper. 97 x 76 cm.
Year2010
Edition195
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Another Man's Nightmare (Spots) - Charming Baker

Another Man's Nightmare (Spots)

TypeThree Colour Screenprint on Somerset 410gsm Paper 76 x 101.5 cm
Year2010
Edition65
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


What A Strange And Beautiful Thing Life Turned Out To Be - Charming Baker

What A Strange And Beautiful Thing Life Turned Out To Be

TypeGiclee and Screenprint on Somerset Enhanced Paper 59 x 86 cm
Year2010
Edition95
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Forms That Don't Lend Themselves To Intimacy - Charming Baker

Forms That Don't Lend Themselves To Intimacy

Type Two colour silkscreen over archival ink giclee printed on Somerset satin. 82 x 54 cm
Year2009
Edition75
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Conversation Piece (Shot In The Arse)  - Charming Baker

Conversation Piece (Shot In The Arse)

Type Silkscreen and varnish over archival ink giclee printed on Somerset enhanced satin. 68 x 59 cm
Year2009
Edition150
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Portrait of Estelle (Pink) - Charming Baker

Portrait of Estelle (Pink)

TypeThree colour silkscreen and varnish over archival ink giclee printed on Somerset enhanced satin 66 x 54 cm
Year2009
Edition75
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Half Pint (Gold) - Charming Baker

Half Pint (Gold)

TypeSilkscreen varnish and Lascaux gold over archival ink giclee printed on Somerset satin. 59cm X 66cm
Year2009
Edition50
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability


Half Pint - Charming Baker

Half Pint

TypeSilkscreen Glazed Giclee on Somerset Velvet. 70x50cm
Year2008
Edition85
StatusSOLD OUT
NotePlease call for Secondary Market Availability