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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1983 Christo

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I remember this: Surrounding Islands project in Miami involved 11km of pink plastic sheeting - 1983 - Christo - A two week installation in Biscayne Bay, Miami to surround 11 islands with 1.98m square feet of pink floating plastic. The luminous pink colour of the fabric proved a great hit with everyone who could see it from the surrounding islands, beaches and causeways. In total, 430 workers fitted the 11km of plastic and 120 monitors watched it day and night.