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The Umbrellas, photograph 1991


The Umbrellas, photograph 1991
 
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The Umbrellas, Japan--U.S.A., 1984-91

On 9 October 1991, nearly two thousand workers in Japan and California opened the 3,100 umbrellas at sunrise. While Jeanne-Claude stayed on in Ibaraki, Christo flew to California in order to witness the synchronized event in both locations. Representing temporary shelters against the elements, The Umbrellas remained on view in both valleys for eighteen days before a simultaneous removal on 27 October.

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