Christo and Jean Claude’s first monumental landscape project in the West was made of nine tons of orange nylon polymide fabric. The Valley Curtain stretched a quarter-mile and 365 feet above Rifle Gap, Colorado. Although it was up for only a day, skeptical locals, including baffled iron workers who strung its four steel cables, gained a new understanding of what art can be, even if it only exists in memory. Nominated for an Academy Award.
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