Careful visitors to my site will notice that my banner comes from a sketch Christo made for The Gates. Careful chroniclers of my life will know that I was obsessed with the Gates. And now Jeanne-Claude, Christo’s wife and collaborator, is dead. One of the reasons I was so into the Gates was this piece in the New Yorker, where Jeanne-Claude said,
I was not an artist when I married Christo, but I became one … If Christo had been a dentist, I would have become a dentistI don’t have anything larger to say about that quote or this death, but I still think the Gates were pretty awesome.