Christo's Gates in New York City's Central Park
is now under construction
| 30 years in the planning, Bruce and I will be there next Saturday for the unfurling of the vinyl curtains, scheduled to be opened this coming Saturday |
People react quite differently when you mention Christo | Milan scoffed opening questioning why "...would anyone want to see what that crazy Bulgarian is doing...
" | Others express envy about going the first day of the exhibition | Christo pays for each installation himself, funding his projects by selling sketches
~ such as the one on the right of this text ~ of the proposals | Quite a radical assumption in the world of subsidized art [be it government funded or through being pimped via advertsiting dollars]
What does the artist hope to accomplish by creating ~ then dismantling this display? Jok Church, one of those working on the project, explains it thusly:
"...there will be no changes in Central Park wrought by The Gates. The changes happen in us. We'll see things differently and will for the rest of our lives. And it'll happen to everyone. And shouldn't art change us?
Can't hardly wait | Watch the day-to-day progress