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Christo, Trump and the Art World’s Biggest Protest Yet
Topic Started: Jan 27 2017, 11:30 AM (232 Views)
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/arts/design/christo-protest-donald-trump-colorado-artwork.html?_r=0
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With one dramatic no, a major artist has just escalated the culture world’s war against Donald J. Trump.

For more than 20 years, the artist Christo has worked tirelessly and spent $15 million of his own money to create a vast public artwork in Colorado that would draw thousands of tourists and rival the ambition of “The Gates,” the saffron transformation of Central Park that made him and Jeanne-Claude, his collaborator and wife, two of the most talked-about artists of their generation.
But Christo said this week that he had decided to walk away from the Colorado project — a silvery canopy suspended temporarily over 42 miles of the Arkansas River — because the terrain, federally owned, has a new landlord he refuses to have anything to do with: President Trump.
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jake58

He's walking away from it because in 25 years he hasn't been able to secure govt approval and because the locals have consistently protested against it. Also, the idea that Christo is operating from any sort of moral authority is undermined by some of his dealings... to whit...

Christo’s claim of maintaining total freedom by using his own money to fund his projects — he estimates he’s spent $15 million on “Over the River” — falls firmly in the tradition of Trump’s “alternative facts,” as was most clearly illustrated last summer, when his and Jeanne-Claude’s “Floating Piers” project was executed with the support of a weapons manufacturer. The Beretta family provided logistical assistance for the project and their private island, San Paolo, was the final destination of the floating, golden piers. And while Christo is no longer pursuing the temporary “Over the River” project on federal land that now falls under President Trump’s control, he is focusing on what, if realized, would be his and Jeanne-Claude’s only permanent public artwork. The towering sculpture, to be realized on land owned by Abu Dhabi’s royal family with the help of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (the younger brother of the emirate’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan), would be located in a nation with a very poor human rights record on issues ranging from freedom of expression to the treatment of women, LGBT individuals, migrant workers, and dissenters of any and every stripe.

http://hyperallergic.com/354198/christo-trump-and-the-art-worlds-emptiest-protest-yet/

Yet another example of someone seeking column inches by using the word 'Trump'
Snopes CEO embezzles from company, divorces wife to marry prostitute: Mostly true
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Somebody call the wambulance - Sail just received a 1st degree burn : )
The Democratic Party just wants to make America a better place through coercion and theft.
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estonianman
Jan 29 2017, 05:04 PM
Somebody call the wambulance - Sail just received a 1st degree burn : )
And with no hostility too... :cheers:


You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it...
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