By Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to have an opinion on everything — including Colorado’s most controversial arts issue. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s proposed “Over the River” art project has the potential to bring an edginess to Colorado’s image and boost tourism for years after, Bloomberg said during a visit Thursday to Denver. The couple’s last project, “The Gates” in Central Park, was a major boon for his city.
“It isn’t that everyone is going to go to the river,” he said. “But it is that Colorado is ‘with it,’ that people from Colorado are open to new ideas and want to try new things. “This is something that will put Colorado on the map around the world.”