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Christo faces the sands of time after 38 years of work on UAE desert sculpture

At 38 years and counting, the clock is ticking against the famed environmental artist for his proposal to create the world’s largest sculpture in the UAE desert.

Even though many of Christo’s memories may be cherished, not every anniversary is a cause for celebration.

“I am not a masochist, I don’t like to spend 38 years working on this project,” says the white-haired artist who wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, as he reflects on his proposal for the world’s largest sculpture, The Mastaba.

A brightly-coloured ziggurat made from 410,000 250-litre steel barrels, Christo has designed The Mastaba to measure 150 metres high, 225 metres deep and 300 metres wide, creating an edifice that would dwarf even the largest of Egypt’s ancient pyramids after which it is named.

The 81-year-old has…

Original published: 16 March 2017 6:09 pm Read the full Dubai News here


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