FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2005
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND ARTISTS CHRISTO & JEANNE-CLAUDE UNFURL FABRIC OF THE GATES, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY, 1979-2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and internationally acclaimed New York artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude today at 8:30 AM unfurled fabric panels of The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005. The Mayor released the first five panels of the work of art, symbolizing each of the City’s boroughs. Throughout the morning, over 600 workers in teams of 8 released the saffron-colored fabric that is attached to each of the 7,500 gates. The Gates will be displayed along 23 miles of paved paths throughout Central Park through Sunday, February 27, 2005. It is free and open to all. Park hours are dawn until 1:00 AM.
PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY’S UNFURLING
Additional images are available on http://www.nyc.gov/thegates.
High-resolution digital images for publication can also be provided by Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s exclusive photographer, Wolfgang Volz, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 49-211-966-0446; website: http://www.wolfgangvolz.com. All images are copyrighted.
Edward Skyler / Robert Lawson (212) 788-2958
Megan Sheekey/Warner Johnston (Department of Parks & Recreation)
Masa Yanagi (Christo and Jeanne-Claude) (212) 439-0928
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