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Christo (1935-)

Aliases: Jeanne-Claude Christo; Christo and Jeanne-Claude; Christo Javačev; Christo Javacheff

Professions: Object Artist

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  • Christo Javacheff, Wrapped Statues / Project for 'Der Glyptotmer Munchen, W. Germany' (S &B.135; )

  • Wrapped Portrait of Holly

  • Christo Javacheff, Wrapped Walk Ways(Project for

  • - Christo , b.1935 Show Window white linen, lacquered Masonite and Plexiglas in aluminium and galvanized metal frame

Christo Biography

(b Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 13 June 1935) Bulgarian sculptor and experimental artist. Born Christo Javacheff in Gobrovo Bulgaria. Christo attended the National Academy of Arts in Sofia from 1952-1956, after which he studied with the sculptor Wotruba in Prague. From 1958 to 1964 Christo lived in Paris, where he first envisioned ‘empaquetage’ (packaging), which began with the wrapping of small objects in cloth or plastic. Soon the scale of the projects increased, to where Christo began packaging landscapes and public buildings; a concept also recognized as environmental art, on which he often collaborates with his wife Jean-Claude. Christo’s notable architectural wrapping projects are: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1969); Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland (1967-68); and the Pont Neuf in Paris (1985). Large scale landscape projects include a mile of coastline in Australia Wrapped Coast (1969); numerous trees in a Swiss park Wrapped Trees (1997-1998); a 24-mile fabric wall running through Sonoma and Marin Counties in California Running Fence (1967); the instillation of yellow and blue cloth umbrellas in areas of the US and Japan The Umbrellas (1991); and The Gates (2005), a project which involved numerous swaths of orange cloth mounted throughout Central Park in New York. In the planning process, Christo produces mixed media drawings of what the projects will look like once completed, which are considered works of art in their own right.

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  • Christo & Jeanne Claude, Print 'Wrapped Reichstag', 1978,  Christo, €180 Register to bid
  • Signed 1986 Christo 5600 Cubic Meter Package, Kassel Mixed Media,  Christo, $3,500 Register to bid
  • Signed Christo L'arche de Triomphe Serigraph,  Christo, $1,500 Register to bid
  • Signed 1968 Christo The Museum of Modern Art, Wrapped Lithograph,  Christo, $3,000 Register to bid
  • Signed 2004 Christo Wrapped Bottle and Cans (project) Lithograph,  Christo, $2,500 Register to bid
  • Signed 1995 Christo Arkansas River from Above Offset Lithograph,  Christo, $300 Register to bid

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  • Christo (b. 1935),  Christo, Click for value View Details
  • Christo Javacheff, Wrapped Monument to Vittorio,  Christo, Click for value View Details
  • Christo Javacheff, Wrapped monument to Vittorio Emanuele(Project for Piazza del Duomo, Milano),  Christo, Click for value View Details
  • Christo Javacheff, Wrapped Sylvette(project for,  Christo, Click for value View Details
  • Storefront Yellow from Merkin Paint,  Christo, Click for value View Details
  • Christo , Wrapped Magazines, 1967 ,  Christo, Click for value View Details

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