Enrico Baj

1924, Milan, Italy – 2003, Vergiate, Italy


He Was Already There in the Mountain, 1965

Mixed media on canvas, 114 х 146 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01234



Enrico Baj (31 October 1924 – 16 June 2003) was an Italian artist and writer on art. Many of his works show an obsession with nuclear war. He created prints, and sculptures but especially collage. He was close to the surrealist and dada movements, and was later associated with CoBrA. As an author, he has been described as a leading promoter of the avant-garde. He worked with Umberto Eco among other collaborators. He had a long interest in the pseudo-philosophy ‘pataphysics.

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