AT&T Rips Off Christo and Jeanne-Claude

If you’ve seen the recent AT&T ad, you’ve probably noticed the remarkable resemblance of those orange-draped landmarks to the Christo and Jeanne-Claude installation The Gates, which stood in NYC’s Central Park.

You’re not alone. AT&T had to put a disclaimer on the ad stating that Christo and Jeanne-Claude were not involved(yeah, we know), but that really only draws attention to the obvious, doesn’t it? It’s impossible that nobody working in a professional capacity at an ad agency would not have heard of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

You be the judge: here’s the ad, and below that is a photo of The Gates, which I took in February 2005.

The Gates, New York, 2005
The Gates, NYC: February 2005

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Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.