Christo in Paris

Rated NR 58 minutes 1990

Christo, an iconic and controversial figure in the world of conceptual art, is best known for wrapping landmarks the world over in vibrantly colored fabrics. Yet when he and his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, set out to envelop Paris' Pont-Neuf bridge in 440,000 square feet of sand-colored cloth, they were met with staunch resistance from Mayor Jacques Chirac. Their hard-fought decade-long battle to craft their quirky masterpiece is detailed in this award-winning documentary.

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Director: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Deborah Dickson and Susan Froemke

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