DENVER (CBS4)– A sad day for the big blue bear in downtown Denver. The creator of the sculpture has died.

The bear titled “I See What You Mean” looks into the Colorado Convention Center windows in downtown Denver.

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Argent died on Wednesday. He was 60 years old. Besides creating artwork around the Denver metro area, Argent also taught at the University of Denver. This year he was named a Professor Emeritus.

DU released this statement: “The University of Denver is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lawrence Argent. For nearly 25 years he was an award-winning artist and faculty member in the School of Art and Art History. He was a beloved mentor to countless students and a respected colleague. His public art—installed on DU’s campus and on sites around the world—will have an impact for many years to come.”

VISIT DENVER released this statement: “We were saddened to hear about the loss of Lawrence Argent, one of our most inspired minds and creator of our beloved Blue Bear. Lawrence’s work has left a lasting legacy on residents and visitors alike, one that will be felt for generations. He will be missed.”

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