"Signed and dated centre left, in pen "I.B. (19)93, 10 Aug (19)93"
Ion Bitzan intrigued the international art world because he had permission to exhibit abroad with experimental artworks while also being allowed to show his social realist work within the communist regime. Since his participation in the 1964 Venice Biennale, he experimented with installation, collage, assemblage and other neo-avant-garde modes of production. In particular, he constructed books with secret languages. Bitzan declared his fascination with Jorge Luis Borges: “Borges’s writing preoccupies and sustains me, because he keeps talking about never-ending lines of books, or a never ending book.”