60 years in the making, Christo’s Wrapped Arc de Triomphe opened over the weekend – thrilling Parisians with the artist’s first posthumous piece since his death in 2020. But the installation will only be on display until October 3, after which the pieces will be struck and recycled. Like all of Christo’s works, the art lives on in sketches, plans, and photos.
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the role of photography in ephemeral art and compare other works by Ai Weiwei and Banksy.
Also on the show, Photoville celebrates The New York Times staff photographer Michelle Agins, Facebook knows Instagram is toxic, and Sebastian Salgado wins the Premium Imperiale 2021 award.
Cover image by Maxime Fritsch – CC BY-SA 4.0
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Is Christo’s Fleeting Gift to Paris (via NYT)
- A Billowy Gift to the City, in a Saffron Ribbon (via NYT)
- Banksy’s shredded painting is on sale again — and it may be worth six times as much (via CNN)
- Why did Ai Weiwei break this million-dollar Han Dynasty vase? – Public Delivery (via Public Delivery)
- Michelle V. Agins: A Retrospective Of A Pioneering New York Times Photographer (via Photoville)
- The Photo Brigade’s Robert Caplin interviews Michelle Agins
- Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show (via WSJ)
- Hannah Yoon
- Lianne Milton
- Talia Herman
- What the Wall Street Journal Got Wrong (via Facebook)
- Sebastião Salgado receives Praemium Imperiale 2021 award – in pictures (via The Guardian)