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RIP Chrsito is now with Jeanne-Claude

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    Christo, Jeanne Claude Home page

    Christo… he lost his partner a few years ago.. Jeanne Claude they were both born on June 13.. they were like twins. When they wrapped the islands in Biscayne Bay Miami.. I lived in Miami Beach .. my house was on the waterfront.. saw this installation.. also sailed around the islands.

    Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff walks on his monumental installation “The Floating Piers” he created with late Jeanne-Claude, on June 16, 2016 during a press preview at the lake Iseo, northern Italy. Some 200,000 floating cubes create a 3-kilometers runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the small island of Monte Isola on the Iseo Lake for a 16-day outdoor installation opening on June 18. / AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

    See Reichstag Berlin II Wrapped, 1990–2000

  • Adam Frelin

    Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude have always been outsized influences on my art, even from the beginning. When I was lucky enough to be part of the team that was awarded a Bloomberg grant a few years ago for Breathing Lights, I was asked what artist I wanted to meet with about the project. I said Christo. Instead I got to meet with Maya Lin (not a bad second choice). I own all of their films and most of their books, and have studied them endlessly. Along with their immense impact on environmental art, I have also thought they they have never been properly recognized as the grandparents of social practice art. Their importance in my life cannot be underestimated. I so hope that their L’Arc de Triomphe project, which after initially being proposed 50 (!) years ago just received approval this year, will still move forward.
    You were two of the good ones. Thank you, and goodbye.

  • May 31 2020 – Christo passed away. RIP.. photo collage by Fung-Lin Hall

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2013

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