The great sculpture artist Claes Oldenburg died recently. He was a fine artist, and I was always pleased to see his Floor Burger sculpture when I went to the AGO in Toronto. His work seems so pleasant and carefree now, but back in the day it provoked controversy.
For more on him, the Times has a good write up here, Claes Oldenburg Captured a Carefree (and Consumerist) America.
For a good review of some of his sculptures, check out this in the Guardian, Claes Oldenburg’s most incredible sculptures.
(Image is of Binoculars Building, a collaboration between him and Frank Gehry and taken by Bobak Ha’Eri)