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World in pictures. Arc de Triomphe package: the posthumous work of Christo inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron

20:50  16 september  2021
20:50  16 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Emmanuel Macron, en compagnie du neveu de l’artiste Christo, a inauguré l’empaquetage de l’Arc de Triomphe, à Paris, ce 16 septembre 2021. © Ludovic Marin / AFP Emmanuel Macron, with the nephew of the artist Christo, inaugurated the packaging of the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris September 16, 2021.

Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the Arc de Triomphe package, a work thought by Christo of his lifetime, Thursday, September 16, in the presence of the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelin .

The work of Christo, The Arc de Triomphe packaged , was inaugurated at Paris this afternoon September 16 by Emmanuel Macron.

This monument located, Charles-de-Gaulle Square, formerly the Star Place, at the junction of VIIIᵉ, XVIᵉ and XVIIᵉ Arrondissements of Paris, is now covered with fabric, as Christo had made for several other monuments, arouseing curiosity and critics .

Wrapping of Arc de Triomphe begins in Christo tribute

  Wrapping of Arc de Triomphe begins in Christo tribute A first giant sheet of fabric was draped down the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday as work started to wrap the monument in a tribute to late artist Christo. After weeks of preparations, the final stage of the art installation has begun, with a silver-blue sheet unfurled from the top of the imposing war memorial at the top of the Champs-Elysees. Over the next few days, the entire Arc will be wrapped in fabric -- the signature of Bulgarian-born Christo who died last year. He had dreamed of sheathing the monument since renting a nearby apartment in the 1960s.

Des personnes en train de travailler à la mise en place de l’œuvre de Christo, le 12 septembre, place de l’Arc de triomphe à Paris. © Thomas Samson / AFP people working on the implementation of the work of Christo, September 12, Place de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Emmanuel Macron praised the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, but also the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, both present at the inauguration. The President and the Candidate declared to the presidential election, exchanged rapidly, being smiling.

Emmanuel Macron, en train de parler avec des techniciens ayant empaqueté l’Arc de Triomphe, à Paris, le 16 septembre 2021. © Ludovic Marin / Reuters Emmanuel Macron, talking with technicians who had packaged the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, September 16, 2021.

The work will remain visible until September 3

It will be possible to visit The work from Saturday, September 18th, on the Days. The work of contemporary art that required no less than 25,000 square meters of tissues will remain installed until October 3rd. Until that date, the star square will be closed to traffic every weekend.

Arc de Triomphe wrapped in fabric for art tribute

  Arc de Triomphe wrapped in fabric for art tribute Crowds gather to see the monument draped in plastic for an project inspired by late artist Christo.The memorial in the French capital will be covered in 25,000 sq m (270,000 sq ft) of plastic wrapping over the next few days.

Roselyne Bachelot, Anne Hidalgo, Emmanuel Macron et Brigitte Macron, lors de l’inauguration de l’arc de triomphe empaqueté, à Paris, le 16 septembre 2021. © Ludovic Marin / AFP Roselyne Bachelot, Anne Hidalgo, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, during the inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe package, in Paris, September 16, 2021.

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Des images des dernières retouches à l’œuvre de Christo, ce 16 septembre 2021. © Thomas Samson / AFP images of the latest retouching at the work of Christo, September 16, 2021.

"The Arc de Triomphe package is a Great present in Parisians, French and beyond, to all lovers of art ", welcomed the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot at the Press Conference for the Presentation of the Work.

The installation of this work required several days of work to cover the entire building.

L’œuvre de Christo vue d’en bas. © Ludovic Marin / AFP The work of Christo seen from below.

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