Wednesday, June 27, 1962: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The artists install "Wall of Oil Barrels -- The Iron Curtain," blockading rue Visconti, a Paris street, with 89 oil barrels. It is their response to both the Berlin Wall and the barricades set up in Paris during Algeria's war for independence.

* Details from christojeanneclaude.net: @ and @
* Excerpt from "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography" (Bert Chernow, 2002): @
* Entry from "The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art" (Joan Marter, editor in chief, 2011): @

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