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L’Arc De Triomphe, Wrapped

Celebrating Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s installation in Paris

In 1961, three years after meeting Jeanne-Claude in Paris, Christo made a study of a mammoth project that would wrap one of the city’s most emblematic monuments. In September 2021 - 60 years, 25,000 square meters of recyclable fabric, and 3,000 meters of rope later - the artists’ vision finally came true. L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, published by TASCHEN in celebration of the event, documents the process from the installation’s conception through to the final piece.

During the two week installation, thousands of people visited the Arc to see Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artistic vision brought to life and many stopped at TASCHEN’s pop-up and mobile stalls at the base of the Arc to purchase a book, t-shirt or even a tote bag to remember the momentous event.

© Photos: Juliette de Monicault