old photograph of a couple in front of a large flashlight sculpture

A Monumental Passing

Claes Oldenburg, the larger-than-life figure behind UNLV's famous Flashlight sculpture, passed away on July 18, 2022, at the age of 93.

Famous pop artist Claes Oldenburg and wife Coosje van Bruggen stand in front of the Flashlight, a large-scale project commissioned by UNLV. (UNLV Special Collections)

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