Monday, November 22, 2004


The good men of France, Christo and Jean-Claude, have decided to give me a wonderful Birthday gift. Construction of The Gates starts next month, and will last from February 12th until the 27th. As the artists themselves put it:

The 7500 Gates, 16 feet (4.87 meters) high with a width varying from 5' 6" to 18 feet (1,67 m to 5,48 meters) will follow the edges of the walkways and will be perpendicular to the selected 23 miles of footpaths in Central Park. Free hanging saffron colored fabric panels suspended from the horizontal top part of the gates will come down to approximately 7 feet ( 2,13 meters) above the ground.

Like James Turrel's Roden Crater, I find this kind of shit to be really, really super. Super fucking duper.

1 comment:

Ofc. Krupke said...

Sigh. In Pre-Rudy New York, that crap would have lasted about a day before some crackhead firebug took it all down...