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Baj uses bright, kitsch elements in works which are often satirical portraits of figures of authority. His ‘Head’ screen prints make good use of the medium to produce flat areas of pattern and colour which make up the features of these deranged faces.

Dimensions Unframed, 59.8 x 49.6 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
EditionEdition 5/20
Item NumberIMMA.112 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Enrico Baj, Head, 1970, Silkscreen, Unframed, 59.8 x 49.6 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Enrico Baj 1924–2003

Italian artist and writer Enrico Baj attended Milan University and the Accademia di Brera. In his figurative paintings, collages, and outspoken writings, Baj challenged artistic and political orthodoxies. He co-founded a number of movements and groups including the arte nucleare movement in 1951, the International Movement for the Imagist Bauhaus in 1953 and the Pataphysic Institute of Milan in 1963. Baj’s publications include Automitobiogafia (1983) and Kiss Me, I'm Italian (1997).

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