Gretchen Baer

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Gretchen Baer (born 1963, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts) is an American painter and performance artist living in Bisbee, Arizona.

Baer is known for painting mile-long murals on the southern side of the US-Mexico border fence in collaboration with a group of Mexican children known as the "Border Bedazzlers."[1][2]

Baer is also known for her art cars, including the "Hill Car" which features a large portrait of Hillary Clinton on the hood of a 1989 Toyota,[3][4][5] and the "Fortune Telling Lion".[6] During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Baer founded the Hillary Clinton Army, raising money for the presidential candidate.[7]

Baer is known for her colorful oil paintings and her flamboyant art, political and musically themed events. She formerly ran the El-Change-O! art gallery in Bisbee, Arizona.[7]

Books of Baer's work[edit]

  • Blank, Harrod, "Wild Wheels". Blank Books, 2001. ISBN 9780933621688.


  1. ^ "Artists brighten up U.S.-Mexico border fence". Los Angeles Times. 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  2. ^ "Arizona artists 'bedazzle' border wall in binational art project". Latina Lista: News from the Latinx perspective. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  3. ^ "Bisbee motorists turn cars into colorful canvases". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  4. ^ "The Washington Post". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  5. ^ "Gretchen Baer stands near her vehicle that is decorated with..." Getty Images. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  6. ^ "Fortune Telling Lion Art Car by Gretchen Baer". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  7. ^ a b Cole, Dana (November 5, 2007). "Does Hillary's biggest fan live in Bisbee? – Tucson Citizen Morgue, Part 1 (2006–2009)". Retrieved 2020-03-30.

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