Visionary artist Paul Laffoley is dead at 80

By Cait Munro
Paul Laffoley. Photo: Andrew Fladeboe.
Visionary artist and architect Paul Laffoley died on November 16 at age 80 following a battle with congestive heart failure, his gallery Kent Fine Art told Artforum. Laffoley, a Boston native, is best known for his large-scale, mandala-inspired canvases that combine words and imagery to address themes within philosophy, mysticism, science, architecture, and spirituality. As an undergraduate, Laffoley attended Brown University and later went to the Harvard Graduate School of Design. [link]