Monday, February 21, 2005

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Creamsicles in Central Park

Ah, just what I had been hoping for: a great snowfall to bring a new perspective to “The Gates”. Now we can see “The Gates” with new eyes. Remember Creamsicles? Those delicious evocations of summers past are memorably reconstituted at a giant scale for all to see in the Park: child-like wonder is the result. Wide-eyed wonderment from locals, tourists, mad dogs and Englishmen has replaced the usual curmudgeonly New York glumness. Conceptual Art is Dead! Long-Live Conceptual Art.

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