Harvard Law School Honors ‘The Gates’ Artists

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude, two world-famous artists who have stirred controversy over the years with their large-scale projects, received a Harvard Law School award yesterday in recognition of their skill in negotiating permission for their works.

The Great Negotiator Award is given annually by the Law School’s Program on Negotiation and has historically been awarded to figures in business and international diplomacy. Christo and Jeanne-Claude—a married couple recently known for their 2005 project “The Gates” in Central Park, which featured over 7,500 bright orange structures erected along the park’s pathways—are the first artists to receive the award, given to them in a ceremony at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston.

Read the full article online at the The Harvard Crimson.

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