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Antonio Dias, b.1944

The Tripper1971

Diaz’s early drawings and assemblages were inspired by Pop Art. In Paris and Milan he developed a style of conceptually oriented painting incorporating text, where he wove political themes with ideas about the nature of art.

MediumAcrylic on canvas
Dimensions129.8 x 162.1 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.193 GL
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Image Caption
Antonio Dias, The Tripper, 1971, Acrylic on canvas, 129.8 x 162.1 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Antonio Dias b.1944

Brazilian artist Antonio Dias attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro. In the late 1960s, during Brazil's military dictatorship, Dias moved to Paris and settled in Milan in the 1970s. In the mid 1980s he moved to Berlin with a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service). In 1992, Dias was appointed professor at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria. He lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Milan.
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