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Singaporean performance art pioneer Lee Wen dies at 61

Mar 04, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Acclaimed performance artist Lee Wen, best known for his Yellow Man series, died of a lung infection yesterday. 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 Masatoshi.

Lee died at Alexandra Hospital surrounded by his family and members of the arts community.

Lee worked as a logistics officer, computer operator and bank officer before he quit his day job in 1987 to p...