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.

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