Wednesday, February 27, 2008

TMT Hearts The Gates

Last night, HBO aired the documentary, "The Gates," profiling the 26-year-long struggle of artists, Christo and the fire-haired Jeanne-Claude, to complete their ambitious project in Central Park, NYC.

TMT missed it, but are certainly going to hit that shit up On Demand.

It's hard to believe that there was such controversy. But to get the thing done, Christo and Jeanne-Claude had to attend meetings and what amounted to community tribunals for over two decades. "The couple made 41 formal presentations to civic officials and community leaders in 1980 alone...endured feasibility reports, petitions, angry letters of protest, and a 251-page official refusal, issued 23 years ago."

We really loved The Gates (proper), had a memorable date-walk through the orange curtains as unmarrieds. We remember the saffron color was striking, and it, and the sunlight shinning through, around, between the posts were spectacular in contrast to the gray park.

Anyway, we're big fans of The Gates and don't know what the fuss was about. At least this installation didn't kill anybody.



Readers, did you see The Gates? Christo 4ever or what?

4 comments:

  1. ha TMT hearts the Gates- Bill and Melinda and the art installation, clearly.

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  2. I saw. It didn't really move me.

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  3. what does you heartless bag of potatoes?

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