Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:49 PM
Last Wednesday, the artist Jeanne-Claude, wife and creative partner of the artist Christo, passed away. New Yorkers remember Jeanne-Claude and Christo's ambitious 2005 piece, The Gates, a sweeping installation with 23 miles of saffron fabric fluttering throughout Central Park.
The couple showcased their dramatic work all over the world, famously wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf in Paris in fabric.
But Jeanne-Claude and Christo aren't just known for the grand scale of their work; they're also known for their determination to get past all the red tape to bring their colossal visions to life. Back in 2005, just before The Gates opened in New York, Studio 360's Sarah Lilley talked with the couple about how they took 'beauty into battle.'