Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond by Jan GreenbergCHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE UNWRAPPED
In 1981 two artists -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude -- proposed an installation in New Yorks Central Park that would span twenty-three miles. They received a 185-page response from the Parks Department that could have been summed up in one single word: no. But they persisted. This biography of contemporary artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude is a story of the power of collaboration, and vision, and of the creation of the spectacular Gates and other renowned artworks.
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Artworks: Realized Projects. The Floating Piers · The Gates · Wrapped Trees · Wrapped Reichstag · The Umbrellas · The Pont Neuf Wrapped · Surrounded.
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We round up eight of Christo and the late Jeanne-Claude's most arresting temporary art interventions from the past 50 years, as their first major UK sculpture is unveiled. The art duo are famous for their large scale pieces that involve wrapping landmark buildings and landscapes in huge amounts of fabric, or creating temporary structures from colourful oil barrels. Despite the best efforts of critics to ascribe specific meaning to their work, the artists always insisted that their pieces are simply about experiencing the artwork in the moment, in the context of its environment. At the age of 21, Christo fled the Stalinist regime in his home country to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude in when he was commissioned to paint her mother's portrait. By they were collaborating on art works, in a romantic and artistic union that lasted until Jeanne-Claude's death in
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