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|Otto Piene in 2007|
|Born|| April 18, 1928|
|Died|| July 17, 2014 (aged 86)|
|Field||kinetic art, Performance 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. 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.
- 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
- "German Artist Otto Piene Dies, Aged 86". ABC News.com. http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/german-artist-otto-piene-dies-aged-86-24613531. Retrieved 18 July 2014.