A Cathedral Of Air


The Dish


Christopher Jobson is awed by Big Air Package, seen above, the latest project from the artist Christo:

Big Air Package is the largest ever inflated envelope without aid of a skeleton (Gasometer Oberhausen bills it as “the largest indoor sculpture in history”) and reaches 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters. The work was conceived in 2010 and is Christo’s first major work after the passing of his wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 2009. … Christo says that “when experienced from the inside, that space is almost like a 90-meter-high cathedral,” which is easy to see just looking at these incredible images.

Arno Frank spoke to the 77-year-old artist about wrapping up the final projects he started with his wife:

“Everything that exists must disappear. Now, our art is something that basically cannot be owned, cannot be purchased, cannot be…

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