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    RIP Christo

    Controversial for sure. I'm guessing some here can't stand him and his work. I think he was a mad genius, and some of his stuff was amazing.

    Rest in peace, hope you're now reunited with Jeanne-Claude.
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    When I was much younger, I thought that his work was wack. But he did that thingy in Kalifornia during the nineties (the long, long sheets meandering over the grassy hills) and that changed my view. It was reall k00l in a serene sort of way. Became a fan following that.

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    +1 Viva.

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    I was most impressed when experiencing the Gates in Central Park that he brought a ton of people out in the winter with snow on the ground in Manhattan to share the thing. It was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    +1 Viva.
    Yeah, me too. My dad was really into his art and I thought it was silly and frivolous and not art.

    But I stopped thinking that a long time ago, and some stuff like the running fence or the gates are just transcendent.
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    I learned a few weeks ago that the largest remaining piece of
    The Running Fence is kept in this small movie theater, which, incidently, is for sale...

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    I liked him as long as I can remember. Was stoked to go through the gates. RIP Christo.

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    RIP Christo. Grew up in central CA and a remember driving down to see the umbrellas he installed over the grapevine when I was 10 or so. Thought it was interesting and kind of neat, but absolutely nobody ever did anything of this magnitude. Mad genius for sure.

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    they were installations and we are always better for having experianced art,

    look at art and you are changed by it

    if you don't understand it ... even better


    tO the mouth breather who doesnt believe in art I say " think about how many fucking artists were invloved in getting that shitty bottle of bud light lime beer you got in yer hand on to the shelf ? "
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    I like his work, it was mind expanding. I have a small piece of his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I like his work, it was mind expanding. I have a small piece of his.
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    Some 40 years ago, my dad sent a painting off to be reframed. When it came back from the framers, it was wrapped in brown paper and twine. My dad hung it on the wall like that for a year or two, joked that it was his Christo.
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    ^
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    its art as long as somebody got paid
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    left a fair amount of infrastructure lying around in Rifle Falls canyon. I was pleased the Arkansas project fell thru.

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    Easy to get "lost "on this site for a few hours:


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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
    left a fair amount of infrastructure lying around in Rifle Falls canyon. I was pleased the Arkansas project fell thru.
    I have heard that but not seen it; in any case that's disappointing. But it was constructed in a far different era, and I have not read of similar issues with any of the more recent projects. Through the NEPA process and given the commitments he made, I believe the Ark project would have left a cleaner stretch of river than when they started. But we'll never know. Personally, I think you would have floated under the fabric and realized how amazing it was. But again, we'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
    left a fair amount of infrastructure lying around in Rifle Falls canyon. I was pleased the Arkansas project fell thru.

    XXX-er already addressed people like you upthread.
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    RIP Christo

    He was a frequent recurring character in my cast of artists that I liked to rip on a little bit with imitations about where they got their inspiration and what constitutes art. His stuff was wild and imaginative af, never saw anything in person but some photos are amazing. When a country mouse like me knows an artist by name, you’re pretty famous. The work, Loved or hated, has created opinions and made impressions, which I think was the goal. RIP dude.


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