Christo's "Over the River" project is now under the gun: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario
To prevent bighorn sheep from dying of thirst during the two-week temporary exhibition, volunteers will have to dress in animal costumes to lure the wildlife from the canyon walls, through the US 50 traffic jam and down into the fabric-covered river to take a drink.
Instead of "recycling" the materials from the project into pricey souvenirs for art collectors, Christo must promise that the one million square feet of silvery luminous fabric and cables will be made into clothing, blankets and tents for the homeless.
To keep critics of the project from using the four-city tour to complain that the "environmental artist" is actually creating an anti-environmental artwork, Christo will use the time allotted in his lectures to avoid questions and instead share stories about the financial success of his Central Park "Gates" exhibition, and how his art projects have changed the world (and vice versa).
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