Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 2005 News

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.

2005 People in the News