The Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous buildings in Paris, has now been woven into a piece of art with the completion of an art project.
According to ISNA, the fabric project of the French “Arch of Victory” to pay tribute to the late artist “Cristo” and his wife “Jean-Claude” completed, and this fabricated building has been unveiled.
The preparation of this temporary art project took about three months, but the weaving process did complete in a few days.
The Arc de Triomphe building is now covered with 25,000 square meters of blue-silver recyclable polypropylene fabric and 3,000 square meters of red rope. This art project will continue until the end of October 3rd.
The website of this art project reads: “You do not need to buy a ticket to see this art, come closer and touch this work of art … Charles de Gaulle Square will also be closed to vehicles on weekends so that people can walk. “Enjoy this work of art.”
For many years, Cristo dreamed of covering the Arc de Triomphe and made initial plans for the project, despite carrying out essential public projects throughout his life, including the winding of the oldest bridge in Paris in 1985 and the German Parliament in 1995. “Christo” did not see the “Arch of Victory” cloth in his lifetime.
The site of this art project states: “You do not require to buy a ticket to observe this arch or come closer and touch the Arc de Triomphe. Charles de Gaulle Square will also be locked to transportations on weekends so that people can walk. “Enjoy this work of art.”
The formation of this ephemeral art project took about three moons, but the weaving method did end in a few days.
The mayor of Paris and French President Emmanuel Macron attended the unveiling of the project on Thursday.