Today brings news of the death of Christo, avant garde artist and producer of large scale art installations. Apparently, this was not related to covid-19 but of 'natural causes.' He was pre-deceased by his wife Jeanne-Claude in 2009. He is survived by memory of some of his artworks - and apparently one final project in Paris is to go ahead despite his death. [My long-time reader may recall the series of 'Friday Christo blogging' in the old No Hair "Anger Management Course' blog about 15 years ago.] I was fortunate to see one of his works where he surrounded several spoil islands in Biscayne Bay with pink plastic.
He also famously wrapped the Reichstag in plastic.
But, my favorite was the 'Trees' where he wrapped tress in translucent netting, ultimately resembling a massive webworm caterpillar infestation.
Pace, Christo. Thanks for the memories
Posted by Gordon, No Hair Blog, May 31, 2020
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