Lawsuit Delays Christo Arkansas Project

Judge orders halt to work

Over The River, Christo

Jeanne-Claude and Christo at the site for their proposed temporary artwork Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, in 1996.     Photo: Wolfgang Volz

A federal judge has temporarily blocked construction on Bulgarian-born artist Christo's Arkansas River installation pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging it. The project calls for nearly six miles of fabric to be hung over a section of the Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida, Colorado. In February, Rags Over the River, a group that opposes the installation, sued the BLM to block it. On Wednesday, Judge John Kane ordered that work not proceed until the suit is decided. He also allowed Christo's Over the River Corporation, which is overseeing construction on the work, to join the BLM as a defendent in order to protect the artist's interests.

Via Huffington Post

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