Art: Christo: Plain and Fency

"I predict that artworks of the future will be in size category of Chinese Wall, and may become one day just as beautiful. To me, Chinese Wall is greatest artwork ever created by mankind." Thus said Artist Christo Javacheff (professional name: Christo) in his dense Bulgarian accent, talking to a reporter in 1968. Last week this prediction was coming true—more or less—as Christo's latest project, Running Fence, moved toward completion on the coast of northern California. A shimmering construction of nylon slung between steel posts, Running Fence issues from the sea at Bodega...

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