Grey and Orange

February 16, 2005

Today marked the opening of Christo’s The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005, an installation he had first conceived of in 1979.

gates gates
It was a cold, sunless day in the City, but that was perhaps the intent. The banners fluttered madly in the wind, yet were oddly silent.

gates gates
Despite the large crowds, it was very quiet. They looked like orange teeth poking up in the landscape.

More images may be see in the gallery


  1. Orange teeth – I didn’t know Christo was British!

    Comment by Ken — February 18, 2005 @ 11:56 am

  2. I did like the fact that the first graffitti on the work was someone writing “ART?”

    Comment by Ken — February 18, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

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