Romanian Artist Geta Brătescu Has Died at 92

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
September 20, 2018

“That Geta lived to see her art embraced so enthusiastically on the international level […] means so much”, Iwan Wirth, the president of Hauser & Wirth, said in a statement, adding that Brătescu was a “true artist who, even in the darkest times, maintained her sense of playfulness and freedom”.

Born in Ploiești in 1926, she spent most of her life in Bucharest. Her work deeply influenced the Romanian contemporary art scene, but she reached fame outside Eastern Europe, thanks to appearances at the Venice Biennale (where, in 2017, she represented Romania) and Documenta 14 (also in 2017), as well as a career survey that appeared at Tate Liverpool in England in 2015.

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