A nude woman looks at the sky, which is painted in impossible colors, while a dog sits on a hill and also gazes upwards.

365 Days of Art: October 26 – Joan Brown Killed While Installing Sculpture

A nude woman looks at the sky, which is painted in impossible colors, while a dog sits on a hill and also gazes upwards.
Joan Brown, Nude, Dog, Clouds, 1963

October 26, 1990

Joan Brown is killed while installing an obelisk she designed. Is it the most perfect – or most horrible – way for an artist to die, to be killed by one of your own creations? I remember reading about this in our student newspaper at UC Berkeley, where she was a professor at the time.

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