World in pictures. Arc de Triomphe package: the posthumous work of Christo inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron
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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,, was inaugurated at 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,.
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.
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 theexchanged rapidly, being smiling.
The work will remain visible until September 3
It will be possible to visit The work from Saturday, September 18th, on theDays. 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
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.
"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.
to cover the entire building.
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