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Artist Christo Dies at 84

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Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died today at his home in New York. He was 84. He visited Westport several times over the years, including lecturing and exhibiting at the Westport Arts Center in 2011 (above.) He is pictured with Helen Klisser During, former artistic director at the Center (and a WestportNow contributing photographer.) Among his well known projects was his 2005 installation of more than 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl gates in New York’s Central Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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