Central Park's Bright New Clothes

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Workers intstall gates art installation in New York's Central Park.

Workers install pieces of the "Gates" in New York's Central Park. Reuters hide caption

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People walk through art installation in New York's Central Park

People walk through a group of gates that makes up part of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's temporary work of art. Reuters hide caption

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Hundreds of workers in New York City are busy trying to complete the vision of one man and one woman, the artist Christo and his wife Jeanne Claude.

When "The Gates" are unveiled Saturday, thousands of yards of saffron-colored fabric will float from 7,500 gates placed along 23 miles of pathways in Central Park. The project has been 26 years in the making, but it will exist in its completed form for barely two weeks.


Adam Sternbergh, writer for New York magazine. Wrote an article about Christo and Jeanne-Claude and their "Gates" which appeared in the Jan. 24 issue of the magazine.

Robert Storr professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York.

Former Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.



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