For this special issue of Cahiers d’Art, Christo has selected works that have never or only rarely been shown before, especially the enigmatic Show cases and Store Fronts, his works related to architecture and his very poetic Wrapped Trees. Christo also generously agreed to invite readers behind the scenes of his New York studio at 48 Howard Street.
The revue presents poetic essays by Matthias Koddenberg, Ingrid D. Rowland, Lorenza Giovanelli and Bernard Blistene, as well as the last interview of the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Staffan Ahrenberg, recorded on May 22nd, 2020, just nine days before Christo died.
“Our works of art are not mere art products. They are journeys. That is what I love, what I am still enjoying.” Christo