The artist Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, are wrapping one more thing in plastic, or at least representatives for their studio are, and people able to travel to Paris in the fall will see one last exhibition from them.
From Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, the Arc de Triomphe will be wrapped in recyclable polypropylene, fulfilling a project the pair first planned in 1962 but thought they would never be permitted to carry out. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009, Christo in May 2020.
Work on L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will begin just after Bastille Day on July 14.
"A photo montage of how it would look was done but they never proposed actually doing it because they thought they would never get the necessary permission," Christo's nephew Vladimir Javacheff told The Guardian.
The artists often used plastics in their works, such as The Gates in New York's Central Park, which used 750,000 pounds of PVC, 75,000 pounds of nylon fabric and 10,000 pounds each of high-impact polystyrene and PP, and The Floating Piers, which placed 200,000 blow molded high density polyethylene cubes on Italy's Lake Iseo.