As far as I know, an invention of mine. A Bakerism is a brief phrase written by Kenneth Baker, art critic for the San Francisco Chronicle that strikes me as being particularly oblique, ambiguous or just plain obscure in how it relates specifically to the topic he is writing about. I enjoy Bakerís probing mind. He is obviously well read and his interests range beyond a narrow definition of art. He tries to bring all this into his writings about art, artists and exhibitions. Occasionally, a sentence or two jump out at me as being quite obscure and can be lifted out of context as a Bakerism. Bakerisms should be approached with a bit of humor. It is not intended to be a bash of Kenneth Baker.