Gates Open in NYC

New York City's Central Park opens to a spectacular new exhibit by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the husband-and-wife team who first dazzled the art world in the '60s with massive works that span large swaths of nature. This weekend, saffron-colored drapes will drop over 7,500 gates that line Central Park's 23-mile footpath. The artists do not earn income from the detritus left behind once a project is over. 'The Gates' will be industrially recycled, and proceeds from the sale of souvenirs will be donated to Nurture New York's Nature and the Central Park Conservancy. The project - which will cost more than $20 million to install - will be paid for by the artists. Irish Art