rome - The Bulgarian-American artist Christo supports Pope Francis in his efforts to raise money for the children in the impoverished Central African Republic. Christo is world famous as 'package artist' of buildings. This time he takes less: he has three hundred numbered and signed DVD boxes in semi-transparent plastic wrapped.
The 80-year-old artist presented the speakers Wednesday at the Vatican. He calls his project Christo's box between Art and Mercy, a gift for Bangui. The DVDs are about the Vatican Museums. The three hundred packets are sold by auction house Christie's in London, Turin, Milan and Rome. The proceeds will go to a children's hospital in the African country.
Christo picked include the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf in Paris. His latest project is packing with dust from floating pontoons linked together be placed in Lake Iseo in Italy. Visitors can thus June 3 kilometers walk on water.