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Paris' Arc de Triomphe wrapped in fabric

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Paris' Arc de Triomphe wrapped in fabric

Paris’s Arc de Triomphe has been covered in 25,000 square meters of fabric as part of an art installation.

Footage captured by France's National Monuments Center captures the silvery-blue recyclable fabric unfurled over the iconic monument in the centre of the French capital.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude imagined the piece in 1962 when he rented an apartment near the arch after first arriving in Paris.

“Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths,” a statement on the project's website said.

“Per Christo’s wishes, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will be realized by his team.”

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