ONE OF Agam’s most famous – and controversial – works was the fire and water fountain, which he created in 1986 and installed in Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Square.
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‘I’m not any different from you or any other person,” says artist Yaacov Agam. “I’m not special. It’s all from the Holy One, blessed be He. I didn’t excel in school as a young child. Teachers would tell my parents that I wasn’t going to amount to anything.“I used to wander around the streets and look up at the sand dunes of Rishon Lezion. I learned to look closely at things. Unfortunately, nobody knows how to really see things anymore.