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Christo

Christo (1935-)was born in Bulgaria as Христо Явашев, Christo Vladimirov Javachev. He and his wife, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (born 1935 in Morocco) are active as the unit Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Together, they "wrap" things.

They began by wrapping daily objects like tables and chairs, then wrapped enormous monuments, and now, mimicing architecture, wrap natural landscapes and parks in huge cloths. These ambitious "wrappings" require long periods of planning, huge resources of manpower and finance, and once complete are deconstructed after a short time, leaving only records of planning records, prints, and drawings. The process, including business, logistics, human interactions, is something that Christo and Jeanne-Claude regard together as their "work".

 


"The Museum of Modern Art Wrapped (Project for New York)"
1971
Lithograph
71×56cm
Ed. 100
Signed
*レゾネNo.37(Schellmann)
 
"Wrapped Chair (project)"
1961-2001
Drawing, collage
Image size: 20.3x20.3cm
Frame size: 35.5x35.5cm
Signed

 
"Wrapped Toy Horse (project)"
1963-2000
Drawing, collage
Image size: 20.3×20.3cm
Frame size: 35.2×35.2cm
Signed

 


"Wrapped Walk-way"

1983
Mixed media (Color lithograph and cotton collage)
26.4×33.7cm
Ed. 18
Signed
*Resonne No. 111

SOLD


"Allied Chemical Tower, Packed, Project for 1 Times Square, New York"

1971
Lithograph
71.0×55.5cm
Ed. 100
Signed
*Resonne No 38
SOLD


"Galeria Joan Prats"

1988
Color stone print + collage
55.8×38.0cm
Ed. 100
Signed

SOLD

 

 

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 Exhibitions 
2017
Weekly Special Collection: Christo & Jeanne-Claude     8/29 - 9/9


2008 (Japanese only)
167th Gallery exhibition: Love of Photography, Oct 31-Nov 8, 2008