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(CNN)   Christo: That's a wrap   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2020-05-31 5:54:01 PM  
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RIP Christo
 
2020-05-31 6:07:17 PM  
My Uncle was a pilot for PanAm based out of Miami. He was not a fan of modern art...but he said the 'Surrounded islands' piece was one of the beautiful things he had ever seen.
 
2020-05-31 6:15:07 PM  
I always appreciated how he went about making his ideas a reality - RIP.

//props to subby, I LOL'd
 
2020-05-31 6:19:06 PM  
FTA: Christo: 'I am an artist who is totally irrational'

Shine on, you crazy dead diamond.
 
2020-05-31 6:25:29 PM  
Our greatest wrap artist

RIP
 
2020-05-31 6:27:30 PM  
RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.
 
2020-05-31 6:51:45 PM  
? ... Oh, that guy.  Yeah he did some really incredible stuff/had a big enough vision to imagine 'what if...'

RIP & thanks
 
2020-05-31 7:02:21 PM  
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RIP wrapper guy
 
2020-05-31 8:03:46 PM  
Shame he let the NIMBYs in Colorado prevent him from staging "Over the River."  That would have been an impressive final project for him.
 
2020-05-31 8:07:21 PM  
Minus the crazy hair, he looks like my woodshop teacher back in HS. That guy was ancient then, he has probably turned into a tree now.
 
2020-05-31 8:08:01 PM  
If I throw a blanket over The Pietà, does that make me an artist?

/Was not impressed with his work.
 
2020-05-31 8:13:31 PM  

JerseyTim: RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.


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2020-05-31 8:35:52 PM  

indy_kid: If I throw a blanket over The Pietà, does that make me an artist?

/Was not impressed with his work.


Yes.
 
2020-05-31 8:39:59 PM  
Funeral arrangements are already underway.
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2020-05-31 8:47:54 PM  
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RIP Monte Cristo

 
2020-05-31 8:51:55 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Funeral arrangements are already underway.
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I shouldn't have laughed at this but this is fark, so I did.
 
2020-05-31 8:55:04 PM  
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2020-05-31 8:55:35 PM  
I remember, when I was a very young monkey, my dad rented a glider. He flew himself, my mom, and me over Christo's Running Fence. It's one of my earliest memories. I was only 2 at the time, but it made a hell of an impact on me.

But I wasn't the only Sonoma County resident impressed with Christo's work. Charles Schulz, a name you might know, was compelled to put Christo into a Peanuts strip
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In return, Christo presented this to Schulz, which now permanently resides in the Charles Schulz Museum

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2020-05-31 9:09:47 PM  
That's a HOTY candidate.
 
2020-05-31 9:27:42 PM  
Those were some killer yellow umbrellas.
 
2020-05-31 9:35:26 PM  

chuckdelux: Those were some killer yellow umbrellas.


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2020-05-31 9:37:26 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Funeral arrangements are already underway.
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He will then be deep fried and covered with powdered sugar.
 
2020-05-31 9:52:44 PM  
It seemed like he was around forever. I just did not picture him as getting old.

Time is a biatch.
 
2020-05-31 9:52:57 PM  
Getting to meet him and Jeanne-Claude was one of the best things about my freshman year at NYU. Sad to lose him, but happy they're reunited.
 
2020-05-31 10:29:20 PM  
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Separated at birth?
 
2020-05-31 10:58:31 PM  
Godspeed good Sir. Your "art" was crap and nothing more than hack designer tripe. But RIP.
 
2020-06-01 1:07:07 AM  
RIP
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2020-06-01 1:39:50 AM  

vikingfan: JerseyTim: RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.

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I remember seeing a documentary on that installation and the logistics involved were crazy and impressive in equal measure.

RIP good sir.
 
2020-06-01 2:29:22 AM  
RIP visionary artist.
 
2020-06-01 2:53:33 AM  
The two examples of his "art" in the article are hideous, so
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2020-06-01 3:15:31 AM  

Archie Goodwin: vikingfan: JerseyTim: RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.

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I remember seeing a documentary on that installation and the logistics involved were crazy and impressive in equal measure.

RIP good sir.


I'm guessing the pictures don't do it justice then?
 
2020-06-01 3:26:15 AM  

Smackledorfer: Archie Goodwin: vikingfan: JerseyTim: RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.

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I remember seeing a documentary on that installation and the logistics involved were crazy and impressive in equal measure.

RIP good sir.

I'm guessing the pictures don't do it justice then?


The Running Fence was 24.5 miles long, 18 feet tall the entire way, and crossed 2 counties into the Pacific ocean. So yeah, it's hard for pictures to do it justice.
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2020-06-01 3:32:01 AM  
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2020-06-01 3:33:45 AM  
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Hey..Even The SImpsons mentioned him at least once...
 
2020-06-01 3:40:24 AM  

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That one is kind of cool.
 
2020-06-01 3:46:37 AM  

Smackledorfer: Archie Goodwin: vikingfan: JerseyTim: RIP wrapping man. The Gates were so wonderful to see. I loved the work he and Jeanne-Claude did together.

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I remember seeing a documentary on that installation and the logistics involved were crazy and impressive in equal measure.

RIP good sir.

I'm guessing the pictures don't do it justice then?


They certainly don't give a sufficient sense of the scale of the project.
 
2020-06-01 8:09:28 AM  
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2020-06-01 9:09:51 AM  
i all but certain that the major requirements for being an abstract artists are
1. being able to stand to hang out with other artists and related hangers-on without calling them out on their nonsense.
2. being able to convince people that your nonsense is important/valuable.

Basically you are a con man, or a car salesman but i repeat myself.
 
2020-06-01 9:14:39 AM  

Smackledorfer: I'm guessing the pictures don't do it justice then?


They don't. The scale of thing thing in person was so impressive, as was the way the color stood out.
 
2020-06-01 9:21:34 AM  
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2020-06-01 9:56:56 AM  
I started out thinking he was a pretentious, modern "artist" who likely did these silly projects because he couldn't actually draw or paint--you know, skilled art.

Then I discovered his drawings. Holy cow, this guy could draw. A superb draftsman, very highly skilled.

Then I found out that he made millions from his projects, but kept none of it, plowing it all right back into these giant installations. Where he could've lived like a king, he and his wife lived humbly and simply, pouring all money back into his art.

Came to respect him considerably.
 
2020-06-01 12:22:38 PM  

tom baker's scarf: i all but certain that the major requirements for being an abstract artists are
1. being able to stand to hang out with other artists and related hangers-on without calling them out on their nonsense.
2. being able to convince people that your nonsense is important/valuable.

Basically you are a con man, or a car salesman but i repeat myself.



When Banksy ran that drawing through the shredder, and people deemed it MORE valuable after that, then you know there are multitudes of gullible people out there willing to pay $$$ for whatever you call "art".

Hey, more power to them to fleece the millionaire/billionaire rubes, but "art"?  That's a stretch.

/I'd be fleecing the rubes as well if I could pull it off.
 
2020-06-01 1:46:23 PM  
Mmm... Monte Cristo Wrap.
 
2020-06-01 7:47:57 PM  
I worked near Central Park when The Gates was up. The two weeks they had them up could not have been more perfect. The first week was all sunshine and blue skies (the sunlight shining through the curtains was particularly striking), and then it snowed the second week, adding a completely different element of beauty to it.

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