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Christo

American-Bulgarian, 1935–2020

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Christo

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American-Bulgarian, 1935–2020

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Biography

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne-Claude. The duo’s projects, such as The Gates in Central Park and Wrapped Reichstag intervened in public spaces in order to draw attention to them. “We borrow space and create gentle disturbances for a few days,” Christo once said. “We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work of art. All our projects are like fabulous expeditions.” Since Jeanne-Claude’s passing, Christo has worked to complete unrealized projects such as Over The River, a miles-long stretch of fabric that would function as a canopy over the Arkansas River. In gallery spaces, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

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Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Biography

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne-Claude. The duo’s projects, such as The Gates in Central Park and Wrapped Reichstag intervened in public spaces in order to draw attention to them. “We borrow space and create gentle disturbances for a few days,” Christo once said. “We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work of art. All our projects are like fabulous expeditions.” Since Jeanne-Claude’s passing, Christo has worked to complete unrealized projects such as Over The River, a miles-long stretch of fabric that would function as a canopy over the Arkansas River. In gallery spaces, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
Shows Featuring Christo
Articles Featuring Christo
10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week
Jun 15th, 2020
10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week
The Extreme Measures Christo Took to Realize “The Floating Piers”
Apr 29th, 2019
The Extreme Measures Christo Took to Realize “The Floating Piers”
Understanding Christo and Jeanne-Claude through 6 Pivotal Artworks
Jun 19th, 2018
Understanding Christo and Jeanne-Claude through 6 Pivotal Artworks
7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History
Jul 13th, 2016
7 Great Artist Duos That Shaped Art History
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