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Feds OK Giant Christo River Art

Artist aims to install fabric panels over 42-mile stretch of Colo. river

(Newser) - After 18 years and $7 million, the artist Christo has won federal approval for his controversial plan to wrap a 42-mile stretch of Colorado's Arkansas River. The New York-based artist, known for his larger-than-life outdoor projects, aims to install 5.9 miles of fabric in segments over the river,... More »

Christo Battles Coloradans Over River 'Curtain'

Environmentalists blast outdoor artist as 'eco-terrorist'

(Newser) - What may be "open air artist" Christo's last major masterpiece is the focus of a tense battle with angry Colorado environmentalists. Christo, 75, plans to drape some 42 miles of the Arkansas River beneath a silvery curtain. Foes says the self-indulgent ego exercise by the "eco-terrorist" artist will... More »

Artist Jeanne-Claude, Wife of Christo, Dead at 74

She made her mark creating giant environmental artworks with husband

(Newser) - Jeanne-Claude, the artist who with her husband, Christo, traveled the globe creating massive works of public art, died yesterday in New York at age 74 after a brain aneurysm. Christo and Jean-Claude first caught the public eye in the 1960s and '70s in Europe wrapping landmark buildings and bridges in... More »

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