FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 19, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON PASSING OF JEANNE-CLAUDE, CO-CREATOR OF 'THE GATES'
"I'm very sorry to say New York City lost one of our great artists, Jeanne-Claude, who died last night. As I'm sure most New Yorkers remember, she and her husband Christo, her dear partner in art and in life, brought 'The Gates' to Central Park in 2005. It was one of the most exciting public art projects ever put on anywhere in the world - and it would never have happened without Jeanne-Claude. My heart goes out to Christo and their entire family, and I would ask New Yorkers to keep them in their thoughts and prayers."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958