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German artist Otto Piene dies, aged 86

German artist Otto Piene, who combined art and science in giant sculptures, dies at 86
The Associated Press

BERLIN - German artist Otto Piene, known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at age 86.

Piene died suddenly on Thursday, shortly after the opening of his exhibition "More Sky" at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie museum. His death was confirmed Friday by Markus Farr, a spokesman for the group Friends of the Neue Nationalgalerie that helped organized the exhibit.

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