Paul Thek

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Birthday
2, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 10, 1988 (54)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 10, 1988 (54)

About

Known for his paintings, sculptures, and art installations. The bright pink pyramid installation "The Tomb" was damaged in 1981, but had been thoroughly documented in black-and-white photographs.

Before Fame

He received his formal art education from the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, and the Cooper Union School of the Arts.

Trivia

His famous series "Technological Reliquaries" was composed of wax sculptures of human body parts.

Family Life

He had two siblings and was born into a family of German and Irish descent. Sadly, he died from complications of AIDS at age fifty-four.

Associated With

He was a friend of fellow New York-based artist Eva Hesse.