Last month, Christo
visited the site of what he hopes will be Over the River
, one of his monumental artworks, and stopped elsewhere throughout the west to meet supporters.
As it stands today, Over the River
has no announced exhibition dates. Court rulings embroiling the Bureau of Land Management and other state and federal entities (none against OTR Corp. directly) has prohibited further work from being done on the project. However, of the three legal proceedings, two have fallen in favor of OTR
. The third has yet to be decided.
(For details on the suits from both sides, visit Over the River
, and the ROAR
's main opposition group — webpage
That didn't stop Christo from speaking about the project at the Albuquerque Museum of New Mexico
, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
as well as sites in Salida and Cañon City. Christo spoke of OTR
, as well as his project in the United Arab Emirates, The Mastaba
, and along the way met with Governor John Hickenlooper and took a leisurely raft tour
down the stretch of the river where OTR
, should all go in his favor, will someday be.
Vladimir Yavachev, 2014
Christo with Hick
Courtesy Over the River Corp