February 7th, 2005

The Buzz

New York is all abuzz with the anticipation of artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates” project, debuting on February 12th in Central Park. The Christos have been trying to sell the idea of this massive project to the city since 1979, and they finally have clearance. We’ve taken some pre-photos of the shindig and will continue to update as the unveiling gets closer.

This picture gives an idea of the proximity from one gate to another.

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You can imagine how they will literally cover all the pathways in Central Park.

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The steel platforms (flanked temporarily by orange cones) will be the base for these tall columns

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And billowing strips of golden fabric will extend from column to column, waving brilliantly, something in the way of this:

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Stay tuned for more performance art by Andy, featuring “The Gates: The Cocoon Stage” coming soon.

Posted by: Sarah on February 7th, 2005
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