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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