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LAURITA--Louis, celebrated artist, died on November 28th. Born 1959 in New York, Lou graduated from Cooper Union in 1981, was involved with numerous downtown art collectives, such as Group Material, later represented by Guild & Greyshkul. He worked tirelessly for nonprofit arts organizations including La Mama Galleria and Visual AIDS. A devoted and treasured friend to many. Survived by his loving partner David Adams, sister Susan, parents Alice and Louis.

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Published in New York Times on Dec. 5, 2010.
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November 29, 2011
Dear Louis,
You will remain in our hearts FOREVER.
Miss you
Love you
Your sister.
Susan Laurita
November 29, 2011
I miss talking to you everyday I liked it when you called me "kido"
I'll be thinking of you all week during the fair
Tawnie Silva
February 18, 2011
I was so very shocked and saddened to learn of Louis' death. He was truly a special spirit in this world, generous, caring, and loving. My heart goes out to David as well as Louis' many friends and family.
The world is a darker place without you in it.
Kathy Werner
December 26, 2010
I had the pleasure of meeting Louis twice through a mutual friend. What an absolutely amazing and wonderful person. I The world has lost a great human being. Rest in peace Louis. You are missed.
Shana R
December 13, 2010
When I was very little I learned quickly that you were one of the most beautiful people in this world. I am so grateful to be your cousin and your friend. I have no idea where you are right now, but I know that death will be easier now. A charming, irreverent, and generous soul has crossed over.
Melissa Stiebert
December 8, 2010
Lou was an inspiration. His devotion to his art and passion for mentorship filled me with optimism. I met Louis in Miami five years ago. Since then his friendship and involvement in my life and career as an artist have been invaluable. I cherish that I had the opportunity to know Louis, however briefly. The mark Lou made on my life will never fade.
Jonathan Peck
December 5, 2010
I will remember your laugh and smile at my house when we were kids......whenever I came home there were... you, Lisa., Jason, Elaine sitting at the bar listening to music and laughing. Rest in Peace

Love Always.....Robby Mahmarian
Robert Mahmarian
December 5, 2010
Louis was such a gentleman. Generous in spirit and sharing of himself with others.
My condolences to David, his family and his devoted friends.
Elizabeth Shannon
December 4, 2010
Paint the clouds, Louis, they are a canvas worthy of your talents. The rest of us, will just have to look up to the sky and miss you.
Karen Ingebretsen-Case
December 1, 2010
Rest in peace, Lou, Jr. You will be missed...your smile...the love you showed for all...your talent. Having known you throughout these many years at family gatherings, you were always that spark of life and joy. God Bless.
James Herring
December 1, 2010
Louis you will be missed. A true gentleman with amazing insight and knowledge of the world around. It was always good to see you. I'm glad I met you, Louis, I always felt good after seeing and talking to you. May you rest in eternal peace. God Bless.
Robert Castellanos
December 1, 2010
Although we had not seen one another since HS Louis was frequently on my mind over the years. His talent, grace, and compassion were and are an inspiration. I am so saddened for all who loved him for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jameson Wells
November 30, 2010
This is to the entire lurata family, I can not tell you how shocking it was to hear about louis, it's been over 30 years since we talked, But my sorrow is with you all, I can feel his absantes, even after all this time...my deepest condolence... Much love to you all, he will be missed..god bless, his good soul. Ox. Megan (guglielmo)solazzo
Megan Solazzo
November 30, 2010

I wish I could be there with your family, and I wish I could have spent more time with you. We will love you and miss you always.
Olivia Hernandez
November 30, 2010
We are saddened by your sudden passing. The entire Hernandez family is mourning the loss of such a young and talented man. I only met you recently at the wedding in September, and I am thankful for that. Your cousin David and I wish we could be there with your family. May your family find peace at this most sorrowful of times.
Trish Herzog
November 30, 2010

You will be missed and I Thank You for you loving friendship and great times together.

Diana De Leon
Diana De Leon
November 30, 2010
Our family loves you and will always keep you in our prayers. Stay strong and have faith that God will be with your family.
Noelia Warnette
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