West's sculptural creations were both playful and serious, accessible and yet intellectually challenging. During his career, West mounted shows at major museums around the world. A retrospective exhibition of his work organized by the
Last year, West received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale.
West created an installation called "Test" -- consisting of 28 sofas arranged in four diagonal rows of seven -- that appeared outdoors at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. in 1994.