Update: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Delayed
5 May 2020
Christo's latest scheduled project in Paris has been postponed due to COVID-19. Initially planned for the autumn of this year, it will now be unveiled on 18th September 2021 and close until 3rd October 2021. Christo, in close collaboration with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and the Centre Pompidou, will create a temporary artwork entitled 'L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris), Place de l'Étoile – Charles de Gaulle'. The city's monument will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and 7,000 meters of red rope.
Image: Wrapped Public Building (Project for Arc de Triomphe, Paris), Photomontage 1962, 25.2 x 70.8 cm. Photo: Harry Shunk © 1962 Christo