EXPIRED: 10/12/09 – Maurice Agis, 77, was the renowned pop artist who envisioned the huge inflatable spectacle known as Dreamspace, displayed all over Europe. He created such spectacles because he grew disillusioned with galleries and museums in the 1960s. He dream was to create more interactive events.
But in 2006 it all came crashing in on him.
That’s when Dreamspace V came loose from its moorings in a park in Durham, England, killing two people and injuring 13 others. Following this, Agis vowed to never again make such large works.
In 2008 he was charged with manslaughter over the incident. The trial began in January 2009. In March he was fined £10,000 which was reduced to £2500 in August.
Two months later he was dead. His ashes will be divided into four pots in the colours that were his trademark: red, green, yellow, and blue.