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When President Bush begins a five week vacation at his ranch in Crawford, TX this weekend, he and First lady Laura Bush will be sharing their rustic get-a-way with another high-profile couple: artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The artists, responsible for "The Gates," the epic project installed in New York's Central Park that wowed the first lady, plan to wrap the Bush's 1600 acre ranch in eight miles of camouflage fabric.
President Bush 'not thrilled' to be sharing vacation with artists--especially one from France
By Russell D'Arby, Arts and Entertainment Correspondent
CRAWFORD, TX-When first lady Laura Bush traveled to New York last spring to see the epic installation in Central Park known as "The Gates," she was reportedly so dazzled by the site of 7,500 brilliant saffron panels that she wanted a piece for herself. "She was just in awe," says a source close to the first lady. "Seeing such a monumental work of art really inspired her and made her want to replicate the project somewhere else."
Somewhere else turns out to be here in Crawford, TX, home to the Bush's 1600 acre ranch. Next week, Bulgarian-born Christo and his French wife Jeanne-Claude will begin swaddling the first family's favorite vacation spot in an estimated eight miles of camouflage fabric.