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Dado – Biographical timeline
The 1970s

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Quimper, 1970
Quimper, 1970. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Pierre Maunoury Joinul.
Untitled, 1970
Untitled, 1970, oil on canvas, 162 × 260 cm. Posthumous addition
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Vernissage CNAC
François Mathey, Gaëtan Picon and Dado at the vernissage of the exhibition at the C.N.A.C. of 1970.
Great Beach
Great Beach, 1969, oil on canvas, 192 × 366 cm. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Pascal Szidon.

1970Retrospective at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Paris, where Dado shows his car, a “Traction Avant”, covered in painted bones. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam purchases three paintings: The Great Vegetable Police (1969), Green Europe (1969) and The Male Nurse (1969). Purchase by the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain of one of the Great Beaches.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Front-wheel Drive Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Front-wheel Drive
Front-wheel Drive, 1968-1975.
Skeletonization of the car. Photographs: Domingo Djuric.
Great Blue Beach
Great Blue Beach (detail), 1970, oil on canvas, 162 × 405 cm. Posthumous addition
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Fonds National d’Art Contemporain.
© Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Paris.

1971The Swimming Pool enters the collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. Stays in Corsica on the holiday camp of Dr. Hoffman with the collectors M. and Mme Boulois. They introduce him to Jean-François Jaeger. Begins a collaboration with the Jeanne-Bucher Gallery that is to last five years. Exhibition at the Thérèse Roussel Gallery in Perpignan of the 25 engravings made in 1967 with assistance from Alain Controu. This is the first event showing this new aspect of Dado’s work.

Yasfaro
Yasfaro in Dado’s studio in front of The Swimming Pool (1971). Posthumous addition
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Dado painting in 1971
Dado painting The Cemetery at Montmartre and British Graves in 1971. Posthumous addition
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Photo: Alain Controu.

1972Dado devotes his time increasingly to engraving, encouraged by J.-F. Jaeger and still with advice from Alain Controu. Thirty-five plates are engraved, to be published by the Jeanne-Bucher Gallery. Proofs are deposited by the artist in the Print Department at the French National Library. Acquisition of two White Foodstuffs, by Robert Malaval, a friend. Birth of Amarante.

Drawing among the Pygmies, 1974
Dado among the Pygmies Amarante
Left: Dado among the Pygmies in 1974.
Right: Amarante before a White Foodstuff by Malaval (c. 1981). Photo: Domingo Djuric.

1974Second retrospective – devoted exclusively to paintings – at the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. The Way of the Cross (1973) enters the collection of the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, near Boston. Dado follows a medical mission with J.-F. Jaeger’s brother, Dr. Georges Jaeger, to the Central African Republic, among the Pygmies. Starts a collaboration with the brothers Jim and Julian Aberbach, whose gallery is in New York.

Julian Aberbach and Dado (Miodrag Djuric)
Julian Aberbach and Dado in 1978 at Westhampton Beach, New York. Posthumous addition
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Dado (Miodrag Djuric) and Erró
Dado, Vilaï Permchit and Erró, at Hérouval, c. 1975.

1975Dado realizes fourteen lithographs printed by Pierre Badey and published by Piet Moget (Dermatologie portfolio).

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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 65 × 50 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 65 × 50 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 65 × 50 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 50 × 65 cm. Posthumous addition
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Dermatologie, 1975
Dermatologie, 1975, lithograph printed on Arches paper, 65 × 50 cm. Posthumous addition
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1976Dado donates to the Pompidou Center Hérouval Diptych (1975-1976).

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Hérouval Diptych Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Hérouval Diptych
Hérouval Diptych, 1975-1976, diptych, oil on canvas, 263 × 394 cm. Each panel: 263 × 197 cm.
© Collection Centre Pompidou, Dist. Rmn. Photographs: Christian Bahier and Philippe Migeat.

1977Montjavoult Diptych (1976-1977) enters the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He has a growing interest for bibliophilic printing, making fifteen engravings for the Book of Job, on which he will rework later, using gouache.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Montjavoult Diptych Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Montjavoult Diptych
Montjavoult Diptych, 1976-1977, diptych, oil on canvas, 130 × 600 cm. Each panel: 130 × 300 cm.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

1978The Scaler Foundation gives an old work by the artist, Limbo or The Massacre of the Innocents (1958-1959), to the Pompidou Center. Until the 1980s, Dado will tend to concentrate on graphic art: drawing, engraving, collage.

Dado (Miodrag Djuric): Limbo or The Massacre of the Innocents
Limbo or The Massacre of the Innocents, 1958-1959, oil on canvas, 194 × 259,5 cm.
© Collection Centre Pompidou, Dist. Rmn. Photo: Georges Meguerditchian.
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