Christo & Jeanne-Claude = Great Negotiators

This amazing environmental artistic duo was awarded the 2008 Great Negotiator by Harvard Law School. I hadn't given it much thought before but it now seems obvious that without communication and negotiation skills, artists would never have much success in showing their work. Especially the kind that Christo and Jeanne-Claude are known for. The scale of their art, the complexities and the number of people that would have to give their nod of approval before it can be realized is mind-boggling. Kudos to the husband-and-wife team!

On a personal level, I saw the The Gates back in 2005 and it was an unforgettable experience – it felt surreal yet unpretentiously so. Many people took home beautiful mementoes (everyone brought their cameras). I should scan mine in one of these days.

Images shown above are from The Umbrella 1984–1991 via
christojeanneclaude.net and are copyrighted.

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