One more reason to visit Paris this fall is the latest “wrapped” work by artist Christo and Jeanne Claude. The Arc de Triomphe, wrapped in 25,000 square meters of blue and silver polypropylene fabric and 7,000 meters of red rope, is an exciting sight

Arc de Triomphe Christo Arc de Triomphe Christo

L’Arc de Triomphe wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, will be on view till October the 3rd. In accordance with Christo’s wishes, it has been completed by his team in partnership with the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) and with the support of the Centre Pompidou and Ville de Paris. The Arc de Triomphe monument has been be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable silvery blue polypropylene fabric and 3,000 meters of recyclable red polypropylene rope. The project is entirely funded through the sale of original artworks by Christo, including preparatory studies and collages, models, works from the 1950s and 1960s and lithographs. Like all of Christo and Jeanne- Claude’s projects, it will receive no public funds or sponsorships. In 1961, three years after they met in Paris, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began creating temporary works of art in public spaces. In 1961, Christo imagined wrapping the Arc de Triomphe. In 1962-1963, he created a photomontage with L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, seen from Foch Avenue, and again featured the Arc de Triomphe wrapped in a collage in 1988. He began actively developing this project in 2017, and now 60 years later, it will finally be realized. Info:,,,

Arc de Triomphe Christo  Arc de Triomphe Christo

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