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Romanian tramp lauded by the art world

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Only two years ago the works of Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu were light-years away from the world of art-galleries.

Then, the 63 year old was living rough among the bins of a Bucharest tower-block.

But after a chance discovery, he is now an international star. Hundreds of collages he made over the past 40 years have found themselves on display in Paris and London alongside works by Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp.