Chunks of Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’ Already Flooding eBay

artnet News | Naomi Rea:

After three decades of careful planning and a successful 16-day run, Christo and late wife Jeanne-Claude’s ambitious “Floating Piers” installation finally closed down on July 3. For two weeks, a Northern Italian lake was transformed by 100,000 square meters of shimmering golden fabric supported by a floating dock system of 220,000 polyethylene cubes that undulated with the waves beneath the feet of visitors who, for the first time in history, could walk from the mainland to the islands of Sulzano, Monte Isola, and San Paolo… Read more

Image: People walk on the monumental installation entitled ‘The Floating Piers’ created by artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff on Iseo Lake, in northern Italy, on June 18, 2016. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a 3-kilometers runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on the Iseo Lake for a 16-day outdoor installation opening today. Courtesy of MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images