Art Publicity Stunt over Arkansas River in Colorado

November 07, 2011

Sometime in 2012 there is an art project projected to earn some pretty serious cash from spectators and the whatnot.

Read some more on it here.

The plan: hang a bunch of sheets over a river in a fashion that will attract 400,000 spectators for a limited time of 2 weeks. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! They'll be flying off the shelf. Who could blame them? Seeing a bunch of sheets hanging on a clothes line over a river hasn't been done since the Great Depression.

The goal: collect $121 million in economic output from all these spectators.

What they mean by economic output is that the half a million people that come to see this temporary project will need food, lodging and undoubtedly other amenities that Colorado is willing to provide for a price.

Anyway, by far the coolest thing I've ever seen done with sheets is Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Running Fence done in 1972 in California. They didn't dangle sheets over a river. No, they made the sheets into a giant curtain that ran for many... many miles into the ocean. It was temporary too, but took them years getting the project done from concept to completion. Check it out below:

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