Bulgarian artist Christo poses in front of his monumental Mastaba artwork at the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, southeastern France, in 2016. He wants to build a far bigger one in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: AFP

The artist Christo, in Hong Kong for Art Basel, talks Trump, the point of his art, and his plan for world’s biggest sculpture

Bulgarian-born Christo, once a refugee, says he scrapped long-planned US project because of ‘that man’, and tells of his hope he can sell art in Hong Kong to fund 150-metre-high sculpture in UAE he planned with his late wife

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Bulgarian artist Christo poses in front of his monumental Mastaba artwork at the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, southeastern France, in 2016. He wants to build a far bigger one in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: AFP
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.