US News: Dream of Christo and Jeanne-Claude finally realized: The Arc de Triomphe is covered

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Since Sunday, more than 70 building climbers worked on the cover of the Parisian landmark. Now the Arc de Triomphe is completely covered and the major project of the artist couple postum realized.

  Traum von Christo und Jeanne-Claude endlich realisiert: Der Arc de Triomphe ist verhüllt © Chesnot / Getty Images

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with 19 fabric railways is covered, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is hardly recognizable. The last project of Christo and Jeanne-Claude has thus become reality. Since the 1960s, the French artist couple had worked on a concept for the treatment of the stone triumphal.

After a first photomontage, Christ developed a collage for the project in 1988, followed by years of standstill. In 2017, the plans and sketches were taken up again - with the aim of completing the project in the fall of last year. Due to Christos Death in May 2020 and the Covid 19 pandemic, the work was postponed. But after 60 years it is time: The life project of the artist's couple is accomplished and to admire from 18 September to 3 October 2021 in Paris.

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& FRANCE-ARTS-CHRISTO © Thomas Samson / AFP / Getty Images France-Arts-Christo FRANCE-ART-HERITAGE-CHRISTO © Joel Saget / AFP / Getty Images France-Art-Heritage-Christo Arc De Triomphe To Be Wrapped For Posthumous Work By Artist Christo © Chesnot / Getty Images ARC DE TRIOMPHO TO BE Wrapped for Posthumous Work By artist Christo FRANCE-ART-HERITAGE-CHRISTO © Ludovic Marin / AFP / Getty Images France-Art-Heritage-Christo FRANCE-ARTS © Lucas Bariolet / AFP / Getty Images France Arts TOPSHOT-FRANCE-ARTS-CHRISTO © Geoffroy van der Hasselt / AFP / Getty Images Topshot France Arts -Christo Christo and Jeanne-Claude © Christo / Wolfgang Volz Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Christos Collected Works appeared as a new edition in the pockets Verlag

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Lovers of the recently deceased artist can be his countless, mostly temporary projects in an updated edition of his last book "Christo And Jeanne-Claude "experienced.

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