Christo and Jeanne-Claude (Bilingual edition)

Prints and Objects. Catalogue Raisonné

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ISBN: 9783775748834 Category:

Jörg Schellmann

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: the man with the glasses and the woman with the red hair. Each one was born on the same day in 1935, and this unusual artist couple worked together until Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009, changing the art world in the process. In large-scale actions they enveloped buildings and entire landscapes in various materials, revealing at the same time their essence and beauty. In order to finance these enormous works of art by themselves, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began making editions early on in their career-prints, collages, and objects. This completely revised, expanded, and updated catalogue of works, Prints and Objects, is testimony to the artist’s impressive scope and to their courage. Who else would have had the idea of building a 120-meter-tall truncated pyramid out of 410,000 oil barrels in the desert of the United Arab Emirates?

Languages: German and English

Additional information

Weight 1832 g
Dimensions 25.8 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 20 August 2021
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Matthias Koddenberg
Dimensions 25.8 x 30.6 cm
Weight 1832 g

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CHRISTO (1935-2020) and JEANNE-CLAUDE (1935-2009) were an artist couple who became known from the 1960s onwards primarily for their jointly realized spectacular wrapping projects, such as the wrapping of the Reichstag building, the Valley Curtains, and most recently Christo alone with the Floating Piers.