On Monday, October 26, the Colorado Supreme Court denied a request from ROAR for it to review the Colorado State Parks' agreement to authorize the building of the temporary installation. The Colorado-based grassroots opposition group, which stands for Rags Over the Arkansas River, has argued that the 80-year-old artist's installation would hurt the nearby natural environment. The proposed piece includes 5.9 miles of incandescent, silver fabric segmented into eight sections over a 42-mile portion of the Arkansas River.
This project was the last collaborative endeavor for Christo and his late wife and co-collaborator, Jeanne-Claude. Due filed appeals by ROAR against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Colorado State Parks, it has been put on a two-year hiatus.
According to the artist's public site, it now only has one more legal hurdle remaining before they can build the project.
To learn more about this project, see the coverage the Denver Business Journal.
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