Lot 7

Mircea Roman

Putrid Human (Om de putregai)


Dry-rotted wood, mull cloth and gesso ground on a red brick base
30 × 14.5 × 20 cm (11.8 × 5.7 × 7.9 inch)


Sold for €850


Artwork description

Signed in pen ‘Roman’ (on the left side); signed in thin marker pen ‘Roman’ (on the right side)


Private collection, Switzerland


Mircea Roman

b. Târgu Lăpuş, Maramureş, Romania, 1958


Solo (Selection)
  • 2011 - "Trupuri și chipuri", AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2006 - “Dezorient expres”, The National Peasant Museum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2000 - Riverside Studios, London, United Kingdom (International)
  • 2000 - Meunier Chocolate Factory, London, United Kingdom (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 2013 - „[en]counterpoint”, Pop-up Gallery The Art of Living, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2012 - Chrom Gallery, Bochum, Germany (International)
  • 2007 - “Sculpture contemporaine roumaine”, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium (International)
  • 2004 - Renaissance Museum, Kobe, Japan (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1995 - Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1992 - Participates at the Sculpture Trienale, Osaka, Japan (International)


  • Delfina Studios Grant, London, UK, 1993
  • The Grand Prize, Sculpture Trienale, Osaka, Japan , 1992


  • The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
  • The National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania
  • Centre of Contemporary Art and Culture, Osaka, Japan

News & Events

  • Lavacow Autumn Auction

    By Lavacow Editorial

    A selection of artworks by established Romanian artists (Paul Neagu, Horia Damian, Horia Bernea, Ion Bitzan, Marcel Iancu, Daniel Spoerri, Magdalena Rădulescu, Ștefan Câlția, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Mircea Roman) ...


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