Astrid DADO

  • Dimensions : 246 × 121.5 cm
  • Year : 1996
  • Support : Wood
  • Medium : Oil
  • Editions : Pièce unique

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"The last one Dado took hold of, with the force of his brushes, was the one that conveyed Buffon. The amiable insect hunter, between Paris and Montbard, was undoubtedly slumbering. Dado asked me for a little help to wake him up. And perpetrate his crime. With full knowledge of the facts, if I may say so. We don't like murdering dead people. But this time, he attacked a much better-guarded carriage, preceded and followed by an almost royal escort. And this carriage, which during the day sometimes stops to let off some pretty marquise with a powdered face - as necessity would have it - hides in the shadows of its doors an otherwise motley creature of an otherwise fearsome charm, the Cardinal de Retz. "
Dado or the Cardinal de Retz, Pierre Bettencourt, L'Œuf sauvage no. 6, winter 1992-1993

Dado, whose real name was Miodrag Djuric, was born on October 4, 1933 in Montenegro, then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. After studying at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, Dado moved to Paris in 1956, where he began exhibiting his work. Over the years, Dado gained international recognition for his distinctive artistic work. His paintings and prints have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums around the world, including MoMA and the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and the Centre Pompidou, and he was honored with many prestigious distinctions during his career.Despite his fame, Dado remained true to his artistic independence and continued to explore new creative territories until his death in 2010 in Paris.