> wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Otto Piene

KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Otto Piene
Otto Piene in 2007
Born April 18, 1928(1928-04-18)
Bad Laasphe
Died July 17, 2014 (aged 86)
Nationality German
Field kinetic art, Performance art
Movement Zero (art)
Awards Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts (2003)

Otto Piene (18 April 1928 – 17 July 2014) was a German artist.

In 1957, Piene and Heinz Mack founded the group ZERO.[1] For the closing of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Piene created the sky work Olympic Rainbow, made up of five differently colored helium-filled polythene tubes.

Piene died in Berlin after presenting an art exhibit there.[2] He was 86 years old.[2]


  1. Kristine Stiles & Peter Selz, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles) University of California Press 2012, pp. 476-478
  2. 2.0 2.1 "German Artist Otto Piene Dies, Aged 86". ABC Retrieved 18 July 2014.