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Christo to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris


Christo to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Artist has previously wrapped monuments such as the Reichstag in Berlin
GARETH HARRIS

3rd April 2019

Christo’s collage The Arc de Triumph (Project for Paris, Place de l’Etoile – Charles de Gaulle) Wrapped (2018) Photo: André Grossmann; © 2018 Christo

The artist Christo has announced plans to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris next spring, covering the Champs-Élysées landmark with almost 25,000 sq. m of silvery blue fabric, made of recyclable polypropylene, and 7,000 metres of red rope. The piece, entitled L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l’Etoile-Charles de Gaulle), which will be on view 6-19 April 2020, will be overseen by officials at the government body the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Centre Pompidou. The Parisian museum will also be dedicating an exhibition to Christo and Jeanne-Claude next year (18 March-15 June 2020).

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2019-04-09T11:10:29+00:00