Cuban-American visual artist remembered for his sculptures, minimalist installations, and other works of process art. His most famous pieces include the AIDS-themed billboard "Untitled" and a series of "Dateline" portraits.
He studied art at the University of Puerto Rico and later earned a degree in photography from the Pratt Institute of Art.
More than a decade after his death from AIDS, his 1992 artwork "Untitled (Portrait of Marcel Brient)" sold for more than four million dollars.
Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, he began living in New York City in the late 1970s. He had a long-term relationship with Ross Laycock.
He and fellow artist Joan Snyder both produced works of art that dealt with the AIDS epidemic.