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April 2, 2004

UI Graduate Thorlaksson Will Speak On Pop Artist Erro April 15

Eirikur Thorlaksson, director of the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, will present a free public lecture, "The Political Side of Pop: The Art of Erro," at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 15 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

Thorlaksson is a graduate of the UI. His lecture is presented by the UI School of Art and Art History, and co-sponsored by the UI Museum of Art, the Department of Sociology and International Programs.

Working in Paris, the Icelandic artist Erro has been one of the most prominent participants in the European Pop Art scene since the 1960s. His multi-level, complex figurative compositions, often derived from comics and other popular sources, are well presented throughout Europe, but almost unknown in the U.S.

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