The Easel

21st September 2021

Christo’s Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Set for Moment of Glory

Dreamed up by Christo in 1962, the Arc de Triomphe was finally wrapped this week. The installation uses 25,000 square metres of silvery blue polypropylene fabric, secured by 3,000 metres of red rope. Says one writer, “the effect is at once disorienting and riveting”. Livestreaming video of the installed work is here and an interview with Christo about the project is here.