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Jeanne-Claude, Co-Creator of The Gates, Dies

Jeanne-Claude, one half of the duo that created The Gates in New York's Central Park in 2005, died November 18 from complications of a brain aneurysm. The Gates decorated 23 miles of Central Park’s footpaths with thousands of saffron drapes. Mayor Bloomberg spoke to her husband, Christo, on Thursday morning and offered condolences on behalf of New Yorkers. In a statement, Christo said he was “committed to honor the promise they made to each other many years ago: that the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude would continue.”