Angelina’s Romanian friend
March 1, 2010Posted by on
Yes, THE Angelina. This is how I heard about Ion Bârlădeanu, one of today’s much appreciated pop artists – from a news piece about Angelina Jolie. Which I didn’t mind at all.
“Romanian collage artist Ion Barladeanu has met Angelina Jolie in Paris, where he exhibited his art collection called “Realpolitik” at the Anne de Villepoix gallery. The Hollywood actress talked with Barladeanu for about two hours and said she was impressed by his work and life story.”
His work was discovered two years ago by Romanian curator Dan Popescu, who exhibited his collages at the H’Art Bucharest gallery. Later, Romanian director Alexander Nanau made a documentary film presenting Barladeanu’s amazing life journey that was broadcast on HBO Romania.
Barladeanu’s collages are considered by some critics as masterpieces of pop art that are as significant as Marcel Duchamp’s or Andy Warhol’s work.”
If you’re interested in the Angelina part of the story, read the whole article above here. If however you’d like to know more about the artist, read the Guardian full coverage about Ion Barladeanu’s beyond-hollywood-esque life story here.