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Christo

Born in: 1935

United States

Famous artist

Biography
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.
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Christo, Wrapped woman, Print

Christo

Wrapped woman, 1996
22 x 28 x 2 inch
Print

$9,295

Christo, Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Wall of oil Barrel - Affezione n. 569, Photography

Christo

Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Wall of oil Barrel - Affezione n. 569, 2009
5.5 x 9.1 inch
Photography

$2,149

Christo, Wrapped Barcelona fontain, Drawing

Christo

Wrapped Barcelona fontain, 2009
22 x 28 inch
Drawing

$9,295

Christo, Pont neuf, Photography

Christo

Pont neuf, 1976
25.2 x 37.4 inch
Photography

$349

Christo, The Wall-Wrapped Roman Wall, Photography

Christo

The Wall-Wrapped Roman Wall, 1974
25.2 x 37.4 inch
Photography

$442

Christo, Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Wrapped Walk Ways - Affezione n. 303, Photography

Christo

Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Wrapped Walk Ways - Affezione n. 303, 2011
7.1 x 6.3 inch
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$2,149

Christo, Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - The Gates - Affezione n. 308, Photography

Christo

Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - The Gates - Affezione n. 308, 2011
5.7 x 7.7 inch
Photography

$2,149

Christo, Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 455, Photography

Christo

Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 455, 2010
6.3 x 6.5 inch
Photography

$2,149

Christo, Wrapped Monument for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Photography

Christo

Wrapped Monument for Vittorio Emmanuelle, 1970
34 x 28 inch
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$6,500

Christo, Ponte Sant Angelo, Wrapped – Project for Rome, Print

Christo

Ponte Sant Angelo, Wrapped – Project for Rome, 2011
25 x 28.3 inch
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$11,386

Christo, Wrapped Automobile, Print

Christo

Wrapped Automobile, 2015
17 x 21 inch
Print

$8,714

Christo, Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 363, Photography

Christo

Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 363, 2010
6.3 x 6.5 inch
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Christo, Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 339, Photography

Christo

Maurizio Galimberti - Christo Ready Made - Affezione n. 339, 2010
6.3 x 6.5 inch
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