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Visit the online Met Store for related publications, reproductions, and other products. This exhibition documents the evolution of the widely anticipated outdoor work of art The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005, conceived by the husband-and-wife collaborators Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Scheduled for presentation during 16 days in February 2005, the completed project will consist of 7,500 saffron-colored gates set up at 12-foot intervals along 23 miles of pedestrian walkways that lace New York's Central Park. The exhibition traces the development of this project, begun in 1979, through the display of 51 preparatory drawings and collages by Christo, 64 photographs, and 11 maps and technical diagrams. Also on view are components of one of the actual 16-foot-tall gates. Accompanied by a publication.


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Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York

Ausstellungen zu den Arbeiten zum Projekt "The Gates", 1979–2005
6.4.05 - 25.7.05 Metropolitan Museum, New York
Dezember 2005 Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin