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Performa Honors Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Performa likes to keep its crowd guessing. And as usual, its annual fall gala offered plenty of surprises throughout the night.
This year’s event at Stage 37 honored iconic land artist Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude who, over the course of many decades, created ambitious large-scale environmental works. As an homage to the duo’s work, the stated dress code of the night was “fold,” and many in the crowd obliged.
“I think fold has something very conceptual and beautiful and poetic about it; you can kind of interpret it any way you want. You’re not enforcing anything on anyone, because there’s folds in every type of material,” said event cochair Roya Sachs, a lifelong Christo admirer. “He really reminds me and shows me that persistence and imagination have no boundaries. Whatever you want to achieve, you can achieve that. He spent so many years trying to develop his projects, and then finally when they come to fruition it’s a magical moment,” she added. “Oftentimes you see a finished project, but you don’t know what went behind that, what went into that, and what that means and how that’s transferred and how does that change the artwork.”
Christo maintains that what went into

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