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Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Monumental Installation by Christo Opens in Italy

Jeanne-Claude and Christo in 1995. Jeanne-Claude and Christo in 1995. Wikimedia Commons

Nearly fifty years after its conception, Christo’s Floating Piers has opened to the public. Located on Italy’s Lake Iseo, the monumental installation connects the village of Sulzano with nearby islands via a floating walkway wrapped in marigold nylon. Christo is best known for his large-scale environmental artworks. Working with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, Christo has wrapped Paris’ oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, in 450,000 square feet of gold material and surrounded eleven islands in Florida’s Biscayne Bay with pink fabric.

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