Sunday, April 14, 2024

In memory of the late Bulgarian artist Cristo .. Covering the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (video)


After the closure of the “Bond-Nieufe” (New Bridge) in 1985, the French capital, Paris, closed the Arc de Triomphe in order to fulfill the dream of the late Bulgarian artist Cristo.

The final phase of the project’s art installation began with blue and silver fabric made from recyclable polypropylene and fixed with 3,000 meters of red rope from the top of the monument.

Over the next few days, the entire arch will be covered in 270,000 square feet of fabric signed by a Bulgarian artist who died last year.

According to Sputnik, the final project will be on display from September 18 to October 3.

At the end of June, under the guidance of Cristo’s son – in – law Vladimir Kawachev, arrangements began to be made for the fulfillment of his uncle’s most precise wishes, with the support of the National Monuments of the French Center.

The project, which cost 14 14 million to sell Cristo’s original works, drawings, memorabilia and lithographs, was fully self-funded.

According to local media reports, wrapping the Arc de Triomphe was a childhood dream of the Bulgarian plastic artist and his wife, Jean-Claude, and French authorities are working to close the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and honor him. The most important historical sites of the country.

Cristo previously covered Bondneuff in 1985, one of the most famous bridges on the scene in Paris and many more.


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