Christo and The Arc de Triomphe

For two weeks, Paris famous Arc de Triomphe, that had been attacked just a few years ago, during one of the first “Yellow vests” demonstrations, got a new autumn dress. The artist died in 2020, but this didn’t prevent the accomplishment of this incredible art work. The Arc de Triomphe, situated on top of the Champs-Élysées, got wrapped for the occasion by 25000 sqm of recyclable polypropylene in silver and blue, as well as 7000 m of red rope.

For many Parisians it was a welcome “gift” after nearly two years of lockdown during the pandemic. A gift from an interesting artist and his wife. Both of which had been working together as a team since they met, decades ago. A love letter to Paris – “la ville de lumière”.

Anne Edelstam, Paris

About Anne

Swedish journalist, photographer, editor and writer. Based in Paris, France.