Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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Rudy Chiappini
Skira, 2006 - Art - 267 pages
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Nearly forty years after their first wrapping of a public building, Skira, in association with the Museum of Modern Art of Lugano, proposes a look at the artistic production of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the celebrated artist-couple who came into view in the second half of the 20th century by taking on an absolutely innovative role on the international artistic scene as environmental artists. The catalogue presents the couples artistic evolution from 1958 to the present from Christos first Packages and Wrapped Objects, items that were concealed with fabric and rope, created in the late 1950s and which instantly conferred him international recognition, to the The Gates, Central Park (1979-2005).

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Christo and Jean-Claude are the famous husband-and-wife duo who have wrapped public buildings, hung drapes off mountains, and, most recently, dotted Central Park in New York City with saffron-colored ... Read full review


Christo and JeanneClaude
Finality in the Early Works of Christo
The Fascination of Ephemeral Projects

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About the author (2006)

Rudy Chiappini is director of the Museums of the City of Lugano, Switzerland. He is the editor of "Jean-Michel Basquiat" (Skira, 2005) and "Christo and Jeane-Claude" (Skira, 2006).

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