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Croatian sculptor Dusan Dzamonja dies at 80

Croatian sculptor Dusan Dzamonja dies at 80

Renowned Croatian sculptor Dusan Dzamonja, whose monumental, abstract creations were exhibited around Europe, died Wednesday of heart failure, officials said. He was 80.
Dzamonja _ one of the former Yugoslavia's most famous sculptors _ grabbed global attention in 1960, when he exhibited a giant sculpture made of wood and nails at the Venice Biennale.
A contemporary artist, Dzamonja was known for giant, abstract sculptures made of materials that were new at the time, such as steel, glass and aluminum.
His works were shown, among other places throughout Europe, at the Place Vendome in Paris, outside the Palace de Justice in Brussels and at the Regents' Park in London.
Dzamonja also created a monument to the victims of the Dachau concentration camp and a huge relief at Jasenovac, Croatia's most notorious World War II camp, entitled "To The Victims of Fascism."
Dzamonja was born in Strumica, Macedonia, on Jan. 31, 1928. He is survived by a son. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.


Updated : 2021-04-17 10:29 GMT+08:00