The artist died on 20 October 2021 at the age of 75, rest in peace a soul that sought art, suffered for his art and his belief. The king is dead, long live his art! His, shows what it truly means to be Romanian.
Strada Sforii celebrated with a virtual retrospective the work of Ion Barladeanu, the one true Romanian artist and rebel of the past 50 years as part of Romania 100. Romania as a union of 3 former states celebrated 100 years of unified existence on 1st December 2018.