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Souvenir fabric swatch from "The Gates," Central Park, New York 1979-2005

Object Number: 
2005.5
Date: 
2004-2005
Medium: 
Nylon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 7 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Swatch of bright orange rip-stop nylon, a sample of the fabric used for "The Gates."
Gallery Label: 
This small swatch of orange nylon fabric was acquired from a volunteer in Central Park during the run of "The Gates" (February 17-27, 2005), the $21 million public art spectacle by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. "The Gates" was comprised of 7,500 16-foot-high frames hung with rectangles of heavy nylon fabric, stationed at regular intervals along 23 miles of walkways throughout Central Park. "The Gates" organizers described it as a "memorable joyous experience for the people of New York."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margaret K. Hofer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group