Slideshow: Preview of L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE, WRAPPED by Christo
Photos made available by the Center Pompidou Press Office show various sketches showing the ‘Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ Project for Paris, Place de l’Etoile, Charles de Gaulle by Christo.
Bulgarian-born artist Christo, in close collaboration with the Center Pompidou and the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, will create a temporary artwork in Paris entitled ‘l’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l’Etoile-Charles de Gaulle)’. This artwork will be on display for 14 days, from 06 to 19 April 2020.
The monument will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and 7,000 meters of red rope.
L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will be entirely funded by Christo through the sale of his preparatory studies, drawings and collages of the project as well as scale models, works from the 1950s and 1960s and original lithographs on other subjects. It will receive no public or private funds.
(Photos: EPA-EFE/ANDRE GROSSMAN)