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Mihai Stănescu Caricature Collection

Wall-flag, caricature by Mihai Stănescu
The Mihai Stănescu collection illustrates the portfolio of the most corrosive critic of the communist regime in Romania to come from the community of cartoonists. In the last decades of the Romanian communist regime, cartoons were an efficient weapon of social and political criticism, and Mihai Stănescu was one of the most daring and most well-known exponents of this type of critical discourse.


  • București Bulevardul Mihail Kogălniceanu 36-46, Romania 050107
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  • Romanian

Name of collection

  • Mihai Stănescu Caricature Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • cartoons & caricatures: 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national


Date of founding

  • 1980

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content


Access type

  • visits by appointments


Author(s) of this page

  • Petrescu, Cristina
  • Pătrăşconiu, Cristian Valeriu


Stănescu, Mihai. 1985. Umor 50% (Humour 50%). Bucharest: Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din R. S. România.

Stănescu, Mihai. 1990. Acum nu e momentul (Now is not the time).  Bucharest: Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din România.

Stănescu, Mihai. 2009. Best of Stănescu: Desene 1979-1989 (Best of Stănescu: Drawings, 1979-1989). Bucharest: Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din România.

Amza, Sebastian. 2009. ”Mihai Stănescu, lipit de Zid” (Mihai Stănescu, against the Wall). Ziarul Financiar, November 19. Accessed October 26, 2018.

Tabacu, Horia. 2013. ”Amintiri din Epoca de Aur: Mihai Stănescu, caricaturistul disident” (Memories of the Golden Age: Mihai Stănescu, the dissenting cartoonist). Evenimentul zilei, February 2. Accessed October 26, 2018.

Tabacu, Horia. 2013. ”Mihai Stănescu, caricaturistul kamikaze sau dizidenţa ca artă” (Mihai Stănescu, the kamikadze cartoonist or dissent as art). Evenimentul zilei, March 1. Accessed October 26, 2018.

Stănescu, Mihai, interview by Pătrăşconiu, Cristian Valeriu , December 13, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-01-07 17:36:51