Walter de Maria Passed Away

Walter de Maria Chicha Art Museum

Yesterday sculptor and composer Walter de Maria passed away at the age of 77.

Walter de Maria Chicha Art Museum

Walter de Maria Chichu Art Museum

One of our favourite works of Walter De Maria can be found in the Chichu Art Museum on the island Naoshima in Japan. The installation basically consists of a sphere and a number of wooden panels in a large room, which is sparsely lit. The carefully decorated room fills you with an unique feeling of excitement and calmness, a feeling hard to forget and leaving an everlasting impression.

RIP, Walter de Maria.

About The Author: Lydian Brunsting


‘To be with Art is all we ask’- Gilbert and George. A quote that has stayed with me since I first saw it a couple of years ago. The word I would add though is ‘travel’ and that is, in fact, Art Weekenders, our new creation.
The Art Weekenders project combines my passions for art, travel and photography, while we – at the same time – like to inspire and hopefully help you to prepare your art getaway.
I am also photographer, writer and developer of the photoblog SHOuTography, a project that I started during a year of travelling through South-America to explore my life-long passion for photography.