Friday, September 25, 2009

Christo: It's a wrap!

Christo, Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, Sydney 1969
Cloth and rope 1.000.000 square feet, (photo by Harry Shunk
Forty years ago, Bulgarian born American artist Christo, assisted by hundreds of volunteers, wrapped one million square feet of Sydney coastline in fabric. John Kaldor (John Kaldor Public Art Projects) was the man behind bringing this to Australia .He was also responsible for Jeff Koons' Puppy at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Wrapped Coast entered popular culture when used as the background for the music video of the then 'King of Pop',John Farnham for his song One.

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