Nearly 60 years ago, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, French artists, had a wild dream – to wrap the Arc de Triomphe! After years and years of work, the project that has occupied the majority of their lives has finally come to fruition. On September 16, all of Paris watched in awe as they saw their beloved Arc de Triomphe transformed in a whole new way.
However, there’s no need for fear of missing out, because if you, like many, are not able to witness the exhibition for yourself, all you need to do is head to Snapchat and thanks to its augmented reality technology, you can watch The Final Christo: Original Works for The Arc de Triomphe unravel before you.
How to access the lens
Finding this new lens is super easy. All you need to do is scan the below Snapcode, and in a matter of seconds, you’ll find yourself at Place de Charles de Gaulle in the heart of Paris.
Once arrived, you can jump through the timeline from 1962 to the present, immersing yourself in Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artistic process leading up to the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe almost 60 years later.
Sotheby’s Exhibition: The Final Christo
Sotheby’s Paris will also be publicly staging the exhibition consisting of 25 never-before-seen artworks running from September 17 to October 3. Check out the list here.
And for more detailed information on The Final Christo: Original Works for The Arc de Triomphe, click here.
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