About Art History's Contributing Editor, Stan Parchin, strolled New York City's Central Park in a loop around the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from Fifth Avenue and East 77th, to the Met's rooftop garden, to Fifth and East 84th - all the while shooting pictures of saffron-colored fabric. As a result, we can all (vicariously) experience a brief photographic walking tour of The Gates, a project brought to you by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
About The Gates
Installed: February 12-27, 2005
- 5,290 US Tons of steel
- 315,491 linear feet of vinyl tubing
- 1,067,330 square feet of rip-stop nylon fabric
Location: Central Park, New York City
All images © Stan Parchin; used here with permission for public viewing purposes only. Images may not be copied, altered, retransmitted or used commercially in any way.