Maurice Agis Headed to the Big Dreamspace in the Sky

10/19/2009 12:31 PM |

Maurice Agis

The British sculptor and installation artist Maurice Agis, most famous for his inflatable color cathedrals Dreamspace (pictured), died last Monday at the age of 77. Though he was perhaps best-known for the 2006 incident in which one such Dreamspace came unhinged from its moorings and resulted in the death of two women, Agis’ contributions to Pop art, and his playfully spectacular explorations of the places where art and architecture meet, were invaluable to the development of contemporary art. The Telegraph‘s obituary does a good job of conveying his important role as an artist and innovator. (Artforum)