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Dado – Biographical timeline
The 1980s

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1980Dado starts to work with Biel Genty, an intaglio printer settled in Montjavoult.

1981Exhibit of drawings and collages organized by Christian Derouet at the Department of Graphic Arts in the Pompidou Center. On request from the “Friends of the Museum”, Dado executes a diptych in drypoint.

1982Dado works all year at the Lacourière-Frélaut studios in Paris, where he engraves thirteen copperplates resulting in a hundred or so states. A collaboration begins with the Galerie Beaubourg through the good offices of Dr. Katz.

Dado and Roland Topor

Dado and Roland Topor in 1983. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Domingo Djuric.

1983Grand Prix (for foreigners) for engraving at Varna (Bulgaria). The family travels to Varna, to Sofia, and on to Istanbul.

Denise Klossowski, Joyce Mansour and Dado

Denise Klossowski, Joyce Mansour and Dado around the mid-1980s. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Domingo Djuric.

1984The studio at Hérouval is once again teeming with pictures. A retrospective of his output since 1961 at the Musée Ingres in Montauban. Death of Henri Michaux a poet whom Dado respected enormously.

Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters certificate

Knight of the order of Arts and Letters certificate. Posthumous addition
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1986A retrospective of his engraved work is presented at the Artothèque, Toulouse. Discovers Asia on a journey to Thailand.

Dado in his studio Dado in his studio

Dado in his studio, c. 1986. Photographs: Domingo Djuric.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): The Redpoll Dado (Miodrag Djuric): The Forge of Buffon

Left: The Redpoll, 1987, oil on canvas, 146 × 97 cm.
Right: The Forge of Buffon, 1984-1985, oil on canvas, 195 × 130 cm.

1987Continues reading Buffon. Creates seventy-five painted armchairs; they invade the studio to saturation point. Dado also paints some large paintings: The Eagle Owl, The Bluejay, The Redpoll, The Forge of Buffon. Collaboration with writer Claude Louis-Combet on illustrating Vacuoles (Éditions Brandes).

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Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado in his studio in 1987
Dado in his studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.
Dado’s studio in 1987
Dado’s studio in 1987. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Philibert.

1988Dado becomes a friend of Pierre Bettencourtonce a close friend of Michaux’s– who writes the text for the catalog of his exhibit in tribute to Buffon (“Taxidermied Buffon”) for the artist.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric) and Danilo Kiš

Dado and Danilo Kiš in 1988. Photo: Marija Bajagić.

This year also saw a major fire in the workshop at Hérouval. Hardly had the flames died down than Dado resumes his work, producing a series of polychrome sculptures composed of objects and homeware rendered unusable by the fire.

The fire at the workshop in Hérouval The fire at the workshop in Hérouval

The fire at the workshop in Hérouval: photos by Jorge Amat and an article in the short notices section of the newspaper L’Impartial.

1989A sizeable room is devoted to Dado at the show marking the Daniel Cordier donation to the Pompidou Center.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Le Bonheur dans le crime Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Le Bonheur dans le crime

Engravings from Le Bonheur dans le crime. Alain Controu, printer. Posthumous addition
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Photos: Jean-Yves Lacôte.

New bibliophile piece, Le Bonheur dans le crime (Happiness in Crime), based on a short story from Diaboliques by Barbey d’Aurevilly and published by the Imprimerie Nationale, including fifteen copper engravings, aquatint and dry point printed at the atelier Alain Controu. Travels to Calcutta for the autumn.

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