France’s Arc de Triomphe Draped in Fabric

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris was draped in fabric, Sunday, September 12, as part of an art installation designed by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

The artistic duo came up with the idea, titled “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped,” in 1961.

Jeanne-Claude died in 2009 and Christo, who spearheaded the project, died in May 2020.

The sale of Christo’s preparatory work, including his drawings and models, is funding the 14-million-euro project.

Those who visit the art instillation will be able to touch and interact with the silver and blue, recyclable polypropylene fabric. (AP)

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