Daddy-O

The Death of Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade Leaves a Texas-Size Hole in the Lone Star Art World

December 30, 2019 | By Gene Fowler

The Texas art world will greet 2020 with a Texas-size hole in its ranks. Artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade—best known for enormous artworks like the 35-foot cowboy boots in San Antonio’s North Star Mall parking lot and the 2,600-pound polyurethane iguana atop a building at the Fort Worth Zoo—died from heart disease in the wee hours of Christmas Eve.

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