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

Joan Brown, Nude, Dog, Clouds, 1963

Joan Brown, Nude, Dog, Clouds, 1963

October 26, 1990

Joan Brown is killed while installing an obelisk she designed. This is probably the perfect way for an artist to die. I remember reading about this in our student newspaper at UC Berkeley, where she was a professor at the time.