Tag Archives: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Walking Through The Gates (Christo, Part IV)

Arriving a little less than a week after the official opening of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates, we were determined to enjoy it as much as we possibly could.  On the cold, cold morning of Friday, February 18, we took a taxi … Continue reading

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The Gates: Central Park (Christo, Part III)

The last documentary by the Maysles Brothers about the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude is The Gates (2007).  Like the project it documents, it is the work of a quarter of a century, begun in 1979 when the couple first … Continue reading

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A Bridge and Two Continents (Christo, Part II)

The fourth of the Maysles Brothers documentaries about Christo and Jeanne-Claude (and the last on which David Maysles collaborated before his death in 1989) is Christo in Paris (1990).  This time around the project under examination is The Pont-Neuf Wrapped, which was … Continue reading

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Curtain, Fence, and Float (Christo Part I)

It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since Christo and Jeanne-Claude mounted The Gates in New York City’s Central Park in 2005.  To celebrate that anniversary, I’ve been conducting my own private retrospective, and dedicating February to a … Continue reading

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