Christo in Paris (1990)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History, Biography, Sculpture  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Alice Day

The works of Christo have usually met resistance whenever he has attempted his large-scale projects. Due to their unconventional nature, communities have not been totally accepting of his ideas. However, the results have generally been favorable once the projects are completed, and the public sees the effect of the work. Christo in Paris gives viewers a chance to judge for themselves, presenting the Pont Neuf project from its planning stages to the final wrapping in September of 1985. The Pont Neuf bridge was enveloped in a woven fabric, including all 12 arches, the sidewalks, and street lamps, while traffic continued to flow.

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artist, bridge [structure], conceptual-art, fabric, project [plan], public-works, unconventional