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Christo: Art World Is a ‘Terribly Private Club’

Still from 'Christo' (Courtesy TateShots)

“It’s almost like a poker game,” quips Christo in the new video by TateShots, in which the artist expounds for three minutes on the difficulties he and his late partner Jeanne-Claude have faced since the 1960’s when they began proposing art projects in which they would wrap buildings, walkways, trees and monuments in millions of square feet of fabric—or their “gentle disturbances” as he calls them. “Fifty years, 22 projects and we’ve failed to get permission for 37.” Read More

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Christo’s Controversial Project on the Arkansas River Will Move Forward

Sketch of Christo's "Over the River" project. Courtesy New York Times.

Federal regulators gave the artist Christo approval to move ahead with an ambitious installation of anchored fabric across the Arkansas River in Colorado, The New York Times reports. The project is called “Over the River” and involves suspended panels of fabric along 5.9 miles of the river. It will be on display for two weeks, maybe by August 2014. The project was approved after a federal environmental impact statement. Read More