(1950 - 2011)
James Rizzi was active/lived in New York. James Rizzi is known for cartoon style modern urban theme painting.
Self Portrait with Rizzi-Bird, 2001
Biography James Rizzi
Following is the obituary of the artist from SculptSite.com, dated 12/16/2011
It's with great distress and sorrow that we have to announce the death of James Rizzi. The world famous pop artist died peacefully in his sleep in his studio in SoHo, New York, the night after Christmas. His sudden and unexpected death comes as a shock to family, friends, and collectors alike
James Rizzi became famous for the 3D paper sculptures he invented, the playful and childlike forms and bright colors of which were to become his artistic trademark. Thus he acquired a large international following across all age groups and classes. Another claim to fame came through the application of his distinctive style to a large variety of everyday objects
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