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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Christo (born as Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев) and Jeanne-Claude (born as Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon) are a married couple who create environmental installation art. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long curtain called Running Fence in Marin and Sonoma counties in California, and most recently The Gates in New York City's Central Park.
Coincidentally Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the exact same date - 13 June 1935.
Although their work is visually impressive and often controversial as a result of its scale, the artists have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic. The purpose of their art, they contend, is simply to make the world a "more beautiful place" or to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. Art critic David Bourdon has described Christo's wrappings as a "revelation through concealment."


Bicyclette empaquetée sur galerie de voiture

The wrapped Reichstag


Air Package, Project for the Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1968


Corridor Store Front Project


Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971


The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City


Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin


Surrounded Islands, 1982


The Pont Neuf Wrapped - Project for Paris I


Wrapped Reichstag, Project for Berlin


Over the River from Underneath


The Blue Umbrellas, 1991


The Gates, Photo No. 26


Wrapped Coast, 1968-1969


The Wall, Gasometer, Oberhausen, 1999, No. 3


The Gates, Photo No. 30


Wrapped Trees XIV


Over the River, Project for Colorado, From Above


Paris Review, 1982


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