Baykam gets more and more involved in juxtaposing different textures together in his "Stripe Painting" Series. Bigger in size (180x300 cm or 180x450 cm) these huge works reassemble the artist's different experiences with different mediums, giving a hint of different scenes put on top of each other among which some parts have been taken away to show what's underneath. The subject matters are self-referential as well as historical. The works become more and more "conscious", leaning towards conceptualism but still remaining within the borders of the canvas. His "Inner Landscapes" series of approximately 15 works, repeat the same landscapes painted in various ways and references. The period culminates with "This Has Been Done Before", a graffiti on white plain canvas which soon became the artist's logo and later reappeared in silk-screen version in many other works. For Baykam this painting in a way sums up the whole post-modern era, where artists, gave a continuous fight to stay original after everything had "been done before" It also takes this famous line of the critics away from their artillery by stating it before they do!

Sudden Change.
Mixed Media on Canvas,
150x210 cm, 1986

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Please Tell Me a Comforting Lie Now.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x300 cm, 1986

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The Lighthouse.
Mixed media on canvas,
210x150 cm, 1986

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The Myth.
Mixed media on canvas,
150x210 cm, 1986

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Saga.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x300 cm, 1986

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Lust.
Mixed media on canvas,
150x190 cm, 1986

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Good Morning My Doll.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x240 cm, 1986

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Vira Vera.
Mixed media on canvas,
210x150 cm, 1986

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A Star Is Born.
Mixed media on canvas,
150x210 cm, 1986

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Awesome.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x300 cm, 1986.

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Mother, Did It Need To Be So High?
Mixed media on canvas,
180x300 cm, 1986

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Here Is The Little House Of Prostitution.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x300 cm, 1986

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Why Don’t You Come Here?
Mixed media on canvas,
120x180 cm, 1986

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Bodrum, Bodrum.
Mixed media on canvas,
180x240 cm, 1986

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My Skeleton Will Pee On Their Faces.
Mixed media on canvas,
150x200 cm, 1986

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Gone With The Wind.
Mixed media on paper,
70x100 cm, 1986

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Timeless Ocean.
Mixed media on canvas,
165x238 cm, 1987

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The Inner Landscapes Series. Number 7.
Mixed media on canvas,
170x210 cm, 1987

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The Inner Landscapes Series. Number 6.
Mixed media on canvas,
170x211 cm, 1987

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The Inner Landscapes Series. Number 8.
Mixed media on canvas,
170x210 cm, 1987

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This Has Been Done Before.
Acrylic on canvas,
162x202 cm, 1987

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I Wish I Had a Harem.
Photo collage on plywood,
194x140 cm, 1987

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Bedri Baykam's Speech at the 39th UNESCO General Conference