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 Baj, Enrico (1924 - 2003)
Italy

Profilo, 1960

Collage with paper, oil and gouache on board;
70.5 x 49.5 cm
Pop Art

UID 102-34



Biography

Italian painter, sculptor and collagist, born in 1924 and lived in Milan. Studied at the Accademia di Belle Arte di Brera, Milan, from 1945 to 1948, while also studying law at Milan University. Increasingly interested in surface textures, Baj produced his first collages and assemblages in 1955. His role in the development of "Assemblage" was already recognized in the USA, in 1961, when he was included in the exhibition "The Art of Assemblage", organized by the MOMA, New York. He continued to do experiments with new materials in the 1960s including shards of broken mirror, children's toys, etc. In 1969 he presented reincarnations of  works populated by his own characteristic figures, most notably his gigantic versions of Picasso's Guernica. His art combines grotesque imagery with humour. Major exhibitions include Miami Center for the Fine Arts, in 1985.



Exhibitions

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Gunma)
The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma), Japan
19-02-2005 ~ 27-03-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Hiroshima)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
29-05-2005 ~ 10-07-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Nagoya)
Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
10-09-2005 ~ 30-10-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Osaka)
Daimaru Museum, (Umeda, Osaka), Japan
19-01-2005 ~ 06-02-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), Japan
26-07-2005 ~ 28-08-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo)
The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Japan
06-11-2004 ~ 26-12-2004

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Kochi)
The Museum of Art (Kochi), Japan
03-04-2005 ~ 22-05-2005

Colecção Berardo - Arte Pop & Ca.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
19-04-2002 ~ 15-09-2002


Bibliography

Catalogo Generale Bolaffi dell'Opera di Enrico Baj, 1973

Christie's, Contemporary Art, 1993
Published by Christie's

Colecção Berardo - Art Pop & Ca., 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742873

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Published by TBS Television, INC.







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