Over The River

Statement by Christo, January 25, 2017

“After pursuing Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, for 20 years and going through five years of legal arguments, I no longer wish to wait on the outcome.

I have decided to devote all of my energy, time and resources into the realization of The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which Jeanne-Claude and I conceived 40 years ago.

I have been fortunate to work with many dedicated Colorado residents as well as Federal and State agencies who have been a part of Over The River. I am grateful to everyone who was part of this journey.”

For more information, visit: overtheriverinfo.com

Photographs / Images

Over The River (Project for Arkansas River)

Christo Over The River (Project for Arkansas River) Drawing 2007 13 7/8 x 15 1/4" (35.2 x 38.7 cm) Pencil, pastel, charcoal and wax crayon Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2007 Christo

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Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado)

Christo Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado) Drawing 2010 13 7/8 x 15 1/4" (35.2 x 38.7 cm) Pencil, pastel, charcoal and wax crayon Photo: André Grossmann © 2010 Christo

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Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado)

Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado) Drawing 2010 in two parts 96 x 42" and 96 x 15" (244 x 106.6 cm and 244 x 28 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, charcoal, pastel, enamel paint, fabric sample, hand-drawn topographic map, technical data and tape Photo: André Grossmann © 2010 Christo

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Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado)

Over The River (Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado) 2010 15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm) Pencil, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, wash, fabric sample, hand-drawn topographic map and technical data Photo: André Grossmann © 2010 Christo

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Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River

Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo

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Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for Over The River

Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo

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Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for Over The River

Christo in his studio working on a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo

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At a public meeting, Christo and Jeanne-Claude introduce the Over The River project to the local community and answer questions from the audience

At a public meeting, Christo and Jeanne-Claude introduce the Over The River project to the local community and answer questions from the audience April 18, 1997 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1997 Christo

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude during the life-size test for Over The River

Christo and Jeanne-Claude during the life-size test for Over The River Summer 1999 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1999 Christo

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Arkansas River working on the Over The River project

Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Arkansas River working on the Over The River project August 2000 Photo: Sylvia Volz © 2000 Christo

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude during a meeting at the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Salida

Christo and Jeanne-Claude during a meeting at the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Salida Summer 2000 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2000 Christo

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