Lee Wen, pioneer of performance art in Singapore, dies at 61

Performance artist Lee Wen, who was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2005, died of a lung infection on March 3, 2019.
Performance artist Lee Wen, who was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2005, died of a lung infection on March 3, 2019.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen, best known for his Yellow Man series, has died of a lung infection. He was 61.

The Cultural Medallion recipient, who also had Parkinson's disease, is survived by his wife, Japanese artist Satoko Lee, 57, and 19-year-old son Lee Masatoshi.

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