Artist Christo’s long-held dream to be unwrapped in Paris

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Artist Christo’s long-held dream to be unwrapped in Paris

After 60 years, the late Bulgarian artmaker’s plan to wrap the Arc de Triomphe will become a reality

Lea Guedj

Visitors to Paris may be in for a surprise when strolling up the Champs-Elysees in September.

Why? Because the Arc de Triomphe will be enveloped in a shimmering wrapper in a posthumous installation by artist Christo.

Workers have already erected some of the scaffolding around the 50m high, 19th-century arch to set it up for the silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping, which will be on view between September 18 and October 3...

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