Christo's Valley Curtain (1974)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Sculpture, Biography  |   Run Time - 28 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An Academy Award-nominated film, Christo's Valley Curtain follows the construction of the artist's grand idea, a drape hung between two Colorado mountains. Known for surrounding a Florida island in pink and covering Berlin's Reichstag in silver fabric, Javacheff Christo set his sights in 1972 on the Rifle Gap in the American Southwest. Using nine tons of orange nylon, the project took ironworkers by surprise. As they helped to hang the wind-blown curtain over a quarter mile, they slowly fell for the unusual artist. The Maysles brothers document the gradual acceptance of the extraordinary by the everyday.




artist, conceptual-art, fabric, modern-art, project [plan], sculpture, valley