|British Sculptor Involved in Tragic Accident Dies |
LONDON (AP).- British police say a sculptor whose inflatable artwork blew away and killed two people in a 2006 accident has died.
Durham Police said Thursday that Maurice Agis died at the age of 77 in Spain where he lived. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Two women aged 68 and 38 were killed when they were hurled from Agis' inflatable artwork "Dreamspace" as it was blown 30 feet (9 meters) into the air by a gust of wind in Chester-le-Street, northeast England.
Agis was charged with manslaughter but convicted in March of lesser health and safety violations and fined.
"Dreamspace" was a structure made of translucent PVC sheets which allowed spectators to crawl through its network of tunnels.
It had toured Europe without incident for a decade before the accident.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.
October 16, 2009
Leopold Museum Explores Love, Fear and Death in Edvard Munch's Work
Berlin's Neues Museum will be Inaugurated Friday by German Chancellor
Christie's to Auction Restituted Painting by Camille Pissarro in November
Frieze Art Fair: Stand Prize Winner Announced, Tate Acquires New Work
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Gives Major Gift to Smithsonian Museum
Swiss Curator Tops Art Power List, Damien Hirst Slumps
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to Host Susan Rothenberg Exhibition
A New Wave of Vauxhall Collective Commissions are Announced
Monumental Sculptures by Red Grooms on View at Marlborough Chelsea
Donald Kaufman, K-B Toys Co-Founder, Revered Antique Toy Collector Dies
The Courtauld Opens Exhibition Exploring Post-War London Building Sites
Seattle Art Museum is the Only U.S. Venue for Michelangelo Drawings from Florence
Internationally Renowned Australian Artist Ricky Swallow Exhibits in Australia
Exhibition Presents Variety of Fresh Perspectives on the Irish Museum of Modern Art
High will Premiere New Exhibition of Digital Portraits by Photographer Robert Weingarten
SMU's Meadows School of the Arts Announces Recipients of Inaugural Meadows Prize
Young Tate Presents a Halloween Homage to Destruction at Tate Liverpool
Experts Find Rare Crusader-Era Murals in Syria
British Sculptor Involved in Tragic Accident Dies
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- 'Feeling Van Gogh' makes art accessible for visually impaired visitors
2.- Art lovers get naked for new exhibition tours at the National Gallery of Australia
3.- Broken in life, Billie Holiday enjoys revival on the 100th anniversary of her birth
4.- Research reveals significantly different composition in Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Young Girl Reading
5.- Retrospective exhibition of photographs by Luke Smalley opens at ClampArt
6.- Jewish teenager Anne Frank died at least a month earlier than thought, new study says
7.- Archaeologists find items that attest to the existence of an Egyptian administrative centre
8.- 'All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes' on view at the McNay Art Museum
9.- Exhibition illustrates the fascinating creativity of Gustave Doré in an era of great changes
10.- Cynthia Lennon, British first wife of John Lennon, dies aged 75: Julian Lennon
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|