The amazing life of Romanian artist who lived on a dump
Ion Barladeanu is now considered an important Romanian contemporary artist - but just three years ago, he was living in the rubbish dump of a block of Bucharest flats.
Barladeanu has spent his life creating politically subversive collages in secret, many in reaction to the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu.
He says he considers himself as a 'director' of his collages, which he sees as being like films.
Now, after decades of obscurity, he has been discovered by the art world - and was the recent subject of an Emmy award-winning documentary, The World According to Ion B.
Tom Wilson went to meet the artist.
29 Jul 2011
- From the section Europe