Death of Otto Piene

April 18, 1928 - July 17, 2014
Berlin, Germany | Age 86

German artist dies aged 86
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The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German artist Otto Piene, known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at age 86.

Piene died suddenly on Thursday, shortly after the opening of his exhibition "More Sky" at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie museum. His death was confirmed Friday by Markus Farr, a spokesman for the group Friends of the Neue Nationalgalerie that helped organized the exhibit.

Germany's Minister for Culture Monika Gruetters called...

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