Community

Arriving Home sculptor mourned

The artist who created the public art sculpture Arriving Home at Vancouver International Airport has died.

Dennis Oppenheim died unexpectedly Saturday in New York, according to the Vancouver Biennale. He was 72.

Arriving Home is part of the current 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale exhibition and is located at the international arrivals terminal at YVR airport. This 10-foot multicoloured lexcan sculpture will go up for sale on April 30 at the Vancouver Biennale closing Gala and Auction.

New York’s Oppenheim is known for his work Device to Root Out Evil, also known as the upside down church to those who saw it in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Eight best designated driver stories from ICBC (with video)
 
Steveston Rotary Club hosts turkey dinner for seniors
 
Hawk and awe
Cold paws, warm hearts
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Initial assessment finds mother unfit to stand trial: defence
Santa seeking his rain-deer
 
UGM feeds hundreds in New Westminster
 
Confection Competition

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.