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Saturday, February 12, 2005
  Christo in New York Park
Christo sure does know how to attract attention and draw a crowd. His latest project in Manhattan's Central Park is creating a media frenzy, which can only be good for art, and thousands of people are going to NY just to see the work. "The Gates" is a collection of 7500 16 foot high gates with saffron fabric hanging from them, described as "a visual golden river".
'The Gates' open in New York
"I can't promise, particularly since this is New York, that everyone will love 'The Gates,' but I guarantee that they will all talk about it," Bloomberg said Friday at a news conference with the artists. "And that's really what innovative, provocative art is supposed to do."
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BgArt News Blog Comments:
I think all the material being used in this installation is a terrible waste! Just think how many Buddhist Monks could be clothed with that fabric! Shees! What is the world coming to? Have we no shame?! One day there will be no more orange fabric and we will all look back on this blatant misuse of resources only to hang our heads low, unable to utter the words that express our deep regret.

;)
 
A google search for "burning monks" also goes to show that monks also misuse the orange fabric too.
Actually, I don't recommend searching for it. Them images are pretty bizarre/shocking.
 
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