Gallery: Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oi...


Bulgarian environmental artist Christo has draped an inexplicable array of landscapes and objects in a distinctive orange hue since the 1960s – but few of his installations have been as conceptually perplexing as his latest planned installation. The Mastaba is to be a permanent flat-topped pyramid of oil barrels located in the desert about 100 miles from Abu Dhabi. While oil-rich nations vie for the dubious accolade of having the “world’s tallest building,” Christo’s sculpture—comprised of 410,000 oil barrels—is set to make Abu Dhabi home to the world’s largest permanent sculpture.

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  1. Al Bredenberg November 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Dang, I’m wondering who’s paying Christo $340 million to build this?

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