Cahiers d’Art – Christo


Cahiers d’Art is proud to present the latest issue of its historic revue in homage to Christo (1935-2020)


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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

Additional information

Weight 1312 g
Dimensions 25.7 x 32.3 cm
Publisher name Editions Cahiers d'Art
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, and Hans Ulrich Obris, Text by Matthias Koddenberg, Ingrid D. Rowland, Lorenza Giovanelli, and Bernard Bliste?ne
Dimensions 25.7 x 32.3 cm
Weight 1312 g


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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. Since Jeanne-Claude's passing, Christo has worked to complete unrealised projects such as Over The River, a mile-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. Lorenza Giovanelli studied art history at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. In 2016, she worked as office coordinator and press office assistant during Christo's last major project The Floating Piers. In 2017, she joined Christo's team in New York. Ingrid Rowland is a professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. She is a frequent contributor to The New Review of Books. Bernard Blistène is Director of the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris.