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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

IItalian artist and writer Enrico Baj studied law at Milan University and art at the Accademia di Brera. In his figurative paintings and collages, and outspoken writings, Baj challenged artistic and political orthodoxies. In 1951 he co-founded, with Sergio Dangelo, the ‘arte nucleare’ movement. In 1953 with Pierre Alechinsky he founded and promoted the ‘International Movement for the Imagist Bauhaus’, and in 1963 with Man Ray and others founded the Pataphysic Institute of Milan. His publications included Automitobiogafia (1983) and Kiss Me, I'm Italian (1997).
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