Holy Cow!

311xinlinegalleryHONDO, N.M.- Renowned artist from New Mexico, Luis Jimenez,
died Tuesday while working on a sculpture for Denver International
Airport. when a piece of sculpture – a part of the 32-foot-tall rearing
mustang – disengaged from a hoist and fell, fatally injuring him. The
accident happened as Jimenez, 65, used the hoist to move a section of
the gigantic fiberglass sculpture, "Mustang." The piece came loose and
hit Jimenez, pinning him against a steel support beam, reported the
Denver Post.

Jimenez was often controversial because he crafted sculptures that
touched on hot political topics, reported CBC. Luis Jimenez’s work can
be found in numerous public and private collections including The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New
York; The Hirshhorn Museum and The National Museum of American Art,
Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL; and The Rockefeller
Foundation.

Jimenez is survived by his wife and children Elisa Jimenez of New
York; and Luis Adan Jimenez, Juan Orion Jimenez and Sarah Alicia Xochil
Jimenez, all of Hondo; a brother, David Jimenez of Hondo and a sister,
Irene Branson of El Paso.

Source: ArtDaily
For full story: Chron.com- Houston
Photo Credit: Jack Parson; Museum of New Mexico Press

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