(1947 - 2012)
Franz West was active/lived in New York / Austria. Franz West is known for large-scale and whimsical sculpture, installation, painting.
Biography Franz West
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:
"Franz West Is Dead at 65; Creator of an Art Universe"
by Roberta Smith, July 26, 2012
Franz West, an influential Austrian sculptor with a penchant for art objects that were willfully un-serious, non-ideological and accessible and were displayed in Central Park and on the plaza at Lincoln Center, as well as in international exhibitions and blue-chip galleries around the world, died on Wednesday in Vienna. He was 65.
His death was announced by the Franz West Foundation. He had been ill for some time.
Mr. West's work ranged from collages to furniture to large, colorful public sculptures. It consistently embodied a kind of friendly iconoclasm in which form a
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