I Get Around With A Little Help From My Friends

Just to clarify a couple of points: the Christos' $350,000 Maybach is not part of the $20 million; in fact, it's not even theirs. It's being
made available to them by their friend--in the Maybach marketing department. Maybach's Leon Hustinx, coincidentally, purchased two C&J-C works related to The Gates, which he has graciously made available to the Daimler Chrysler Art Collection.

The Christos' do not accept donations or sponsors for their projects, preferring to pay for everything themselves. While the Christos' Maybach 62 is the extra-long version, it was not custom manufactured in any way; it's safe to call it a common Maybach. Maybach, you may be interested to know, is German for "people's car."

Maybach involved in art project [daimlerchrysler.com]
Christo's Maybach on flickr with the NJ dealer plate obscured, how thoughtful [flickr.com]

Since 2001 here at greg.org, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting greg.org that time.

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