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    Feds OK Christo’s Next Art Project

    Bulgarian-born artist Christo poses on November 26, 2010 next to one of his works as part of his exhibition "Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado" that will be on show until January 23, 2010 at the Guy Pieters Gallery in Paris.         AFP PHOTO/JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    "The Gates" may soon finally have a sequel: the Interior Department has approved plans for Christo’s next art project in which he hopes to drape 5.9 miles of fabric over a stretch of the Arkansas River in Colorado. Christo has been working on the project, expected to cost a total of $50 million, since 1992. (He will fund the project on his own through selling artwork.) The Interior Department said in a 1,686-page report that Christo has taken steps to mitigate the project’s environmental impact; he also has the support of Colorado’s governor. He will still need, however, the approval of state transportation agencies and two counties. He hopes the project will be ready in August 2014.

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