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Otto Piene (pronounced PEE-nah, 18 April 1928 – 17 July 2014) was a German-American artist specializing in kinetic and technology-based art, often working collaboratively. He lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Germany; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Groton, Massachusetts.
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Piene was founder, with Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker, of the ZERO group, which collaborated with the Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, and Lucio Fontana. Piene received the Sculpture Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, in 1996, and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts in 2003. He represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1967 and 1971, and his work was included in Documenta in 1959, 1964, and 1977.
Artist, Editor, Environmental Artist, Graphic Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Otto Piene
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