In May of 1983, Christo and Jeanne-Claude encircled 11 uninhabited islands in Miami’s Biscayne Bay with 6.5 million square feet of floating, pink, woven polypropylene fabric. For two weeks, the results harmonized with water, sky, and foliage, creating a stunning chromatic medley in blue, green, pink, and turquoise. Despite its short duration, “Surrounded Islands” made a lasting impact on the city’s cultural history, marking the birth of Miami’s international artistic profile while serving as inspiration for untold numbers of people across the entire spectrum of the South Florida community. 💞🚁💞 “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83 | A Documentary Exhibition,” opening on Oct. 4 at @pamm
Image: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Documentary photograph of “Surrounded Islands,” 1980–83. Photo: Wolfgang Volz © Christo 1983.
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