Friday, March 14, 2008

the gates.

i was lucky enough to be one of the people who saw the gates in central park by christo and jeanne-claude. a documentary screened at the 2007 tribeca film festival and is currently airing on hbo. click here for the schedule and here for a clip of the first 10 minutes of the film.

in 1979, the provocative artists christo and jeanne-claude approached new york city officials with a proposal to create a temporary, large-scale work of art in central park. the city turned them down. twenty-four years and several administrations later, following dozens of high-concept, high-profile works of landscape art in numerous urban and rural locations around the globe, they finally got the city's approval to complete their vision. THE GATES chronicles the decades-long struggle of christo and jeanne-claude to bring their most ambitious work of art to life.

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