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Swiss artist Luginbühl dies at age 82

Bernhard Luginbühl, a well-respected Swiss sculptor, has died just a few days after his 82nd birthday.

This content was published on February 21, 2011 - 09:01
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His work featured a variety of materials, including iron, bones, wood and even weapons and industrial waste.







“Every little thing has meaning for me,” said Luginbühl on the occasion of his 2003 exhibition at Museum Tinguely in Basel.

A park in Bern showcases about 60 of his enormous rusty creations, including animal figures.

In addition to sculpture, Luginbühl also produced graphic design, lyric poetry and more fleeting works such as burning things in public as a form of protest.

The son of a butcher, the Bern-born Luginbühl remained very down-to-earth despite the critical acclaim he received.

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