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Christo and Jeanne-Claude,

artists, stirred up heated debate over what constitutes art with the February debut of “The Gates,” 7,500 billowing panels of saffron nylon suspended between 16-foot-tall painted steel posts that wound their way through 23 miles of footpaths in New York's Central Park. The self-funded project cost the couple a reported $20 million and was on display for only 16 days.


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