Born in 1958 - United States
The avant-garde artist Christo created some of the most spectacular large-scale artworks of the 20th century. Working with his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, he wrapped in fabric the Reichstag building in Berlin (1995) and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris (1985), built a 25-mile fabric fence across Northern California (1975), and strung a huge orange curtain across a Colorado Valley (1972).
Christo was born in Bulgaria and studied fine arts in Sofia and Vienna before moving to Paris in 1958. There he met Jeanne-Claude, who became his muse and partner in exotic art. They married in 1962, moved to New York in 1964 and began making the ever-larger "environmental" artworks for which Christo became famous: wrapped fountains, bridges, buildings, and other public spaces.
His career (to date) culminated with "The Gates," which placed 7500 vinyl gates, with free-flowing orange nylon fabric panels, across 23 miles of Central Park walkways for 16 days in 2005. Considering himself a pure artist, Christo refused all sponsorship and corporate money and raised the millions needed to execute his artworks by selling sketches, designs, and models of his proposed projects.
Their works are signed "Christo" until 1994 and by both from 1994 on.
Zero-Zeit Mack Und Seine Künstlerfreunde - Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf
Does Size Matter ? - SAGE Paris, Paris
Presència de Galeria Joan Prats - Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona
Sobre (el) Paper - Fundacio Suñol, Barcelona
Important Works - Galerie Post + García, Maastricht
Collectors Choice - Edition 1 - Cascade Art Space, Kehl
Crosscurrents in Modern Art - Moeller Fine Art Ltd, New York City, NY
A collection shows its face - Stadtgalerie Bamberg - Villa Dessauer, Bamberg
Sculpture After 1945. The Curator's choice - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
Correspondences Modern Art and Universalism - Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Main Building, Lodz
Múltiplos+Múltiplos - Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
A Sense of Place: Landscapes From Monet to Hockney - Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
il velo - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio
Recent Aquisitions - Contemporary Sculpture - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
11. Internationale Triennale fuer Originalgrafik - Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen
La collection permanente: acquisitions récentes, dons 1984-85 - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
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