Cllr Chowdhury with Dr Jinga
Published: 27 July, 2012
A PERMANENT installation to commemorate renowned Romanian sculptor Paul Neagu, who lived in Islington for 30 years until his death in 2004, was unveiled in Owen’s Fields, near Angel, on Wednesday.
Neagu taught British sculptor Anish Kapoor – whose viewing tower for the Olympic games is visible throughout London – and lived and worked in Jackson Road, Holloway.
He influenced other British sculptors, including Antony Gormley and Tony Cragg.
His work, Edgerunner, was unveiled by Mayor of Islington Jilani Chowdhury and Romanian ambassador Dr Ion Jinga.
The first permanent work of art by a Romanian artist to be installed in London, it was presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute.