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posted by martyb on Monday June 01 2020, @09:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the it's-a-wrap-R.I.P. dept.

Christo, the artist who wrapped the world, dies at 84:

Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist, best known for his monumental installations that wrapped some of the world's most celebrated buildings and played with people's perceptions of landscape and the outdoors, died on Sunday at his home in New York.

He was 84.

[...] At the time of his death, Christo was working on a project to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 25,000 square metres (269,100 square feet) of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue and 7,000 metres (23,000 feet) of red rope.

It will still go ahead.

Whether you liked his work or not, he was one of a kind.

Also at: The Guardian, The New York Times, and npr.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 03 2020, @04:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 03 2020, @04:15PM (#1002786)

    … we placed him in a giant Ziploc baggie.