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Re: Christo and $$ spent


From: Deborah Gilbert (dngart1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 06:07:22 PST

On Monday, February 14, 2005, at 01:00 AM, Susan wrote:

> So, with all that said in the positive, I still can't help think that
> 21
> million dollars is an awful lot of money, even if it is for art
> experience.
> It's the enormous amount of money that was spent that is bothering
> me. All was
> raised by the revenue of Christo and Jean-Claude's books and drawings
> and by
> donations. With so many illnesses for yet we are to find cures, and
> so many
> hungry children in the world, a part of me wonders if, in this day
> and age,
> the money spent on this exhibition isn't frivilous and wasteful.
> How do you feel about this?

The same could be said I guess for the buyer who just spent 35 million
for a Modigliani - or for Donald Trump who spent 4 million for his
wedding. At least with Christo's installation, many people will get
the joy and benefit of the money.

Deborah in Denver