Thursday, June 15, 2006

Luis Jimenez

Maine, originally uploaded by photo-geek.

I just heard the most tragic news. Artist Luis Jimenez died. The Lat Times wrote" On Tuesday, Jimenez and two employees were working in his Hondo, N.M., studio moving part of a sculpture of a mustang designed for Denver International Airport. They were moving "the statuary with a hoist when the art piece got loose," said officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. The piece fell on Jimenez and pinned him to a steel support. The 65-year-old artist suffered severe trauma to his leg and was pronounced dead at Lincoln County Medical Center."
I met Jimenez in Austin last month. He was charming and sensitive. Two words I not use to describe his bold and demanding art work. What a sad loss. RIP Luis!

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