Over The River – Controversial Art Installation Proposal for the Arkansas River

From Aug 10 Article | Christo’s Art Over the Arkansas River By Outdoor Magazine USA

Over the River is a proposed, and highly controversial temporary art piece being planned by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They are known for wrapping and covering famous monuments and areas such as the Pont Neuf in Paris, the Biscayne Bay Islands in Florida and the Berrower Park Trees in Switzerland. Cables will be used to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery fabric over a 40 mile stretch of the Arkansas River in Colorado, between Salida and Cañon City. The work is now undergoing a permitting process through the Bureau of Land Management, and if they approve the project it will be exhibited for two weeks in summer 2013.

Over the River could have ramifications to the landscape, animal habitats and the communities surrounding the river, and Christo is stressing the point that his work is temporary…

>>Read the full article to learn more about both sides of the controversy>>

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