Sometimes art is questionable. When its all planned out and calculated like so...it's pretty awesome. (see a lot, lot more on their site)
"Who pays for the installations?
Christo and Jeanne-Claude pay the entire cost of the artworks themselves. They earn all of the money through the sale of the preparatory studies, early works from the 50s and 60s and original lithographs on other subjects.
They do not accept grants or sponsorships of any kind. They do not accept donated labor (volunteer help). They do not accept money for things like posters, postcards, books, films, T-shirt and mugs or any other products at all. None."
via their site