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Bob "Daddy-O" Wade (January 6, 1943 – December 23, 2019) was an artist. He was born in Austin, Texas. He helped shape the 1970s Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture. His work was exhibited at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture in the fall of 2009.

He was best known for his creating large sculptures of Texas symbols and for experimenting with hand-tinting black-and-white vintage photographs transferred to large photo canvases. His 40-foot-long (12 m) giant iguana, knowns as "Iggy", sat on top of the Lone Star Cafe in New York City from 1978 to 1989.

Wade died on December 23, 2019 in Austin of cardiac arrest at the age of 76.

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