The Gates


From Wikipedia

The Gates is a land art project by Christo and Jeanne Claude. The artists installed 7,500 metal “gates” along 23 miles of pathways in Central Park in New York City. From each gate hung a flag-shaped piece of saffron-colored fabric. The project is scheduled to run from February 12, 2005 through February 27, 2005.

I don’t get it. Can someone please explain to me how hanging flags is considered art? Maybe it looks better when you are there and it doesn’t translate well in pictures but it is just a bunch of orange flags. Twenty million bucks to make Central Park look like a construction site? Whatever.