Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cristo & Jeanne-Claude

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff
   Born in Bulgaria   June 13, 1935, Gabrovo, of a Bulgarian industrialist family.

Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat
   Born in France      June 13, 1935, Casablanca, of a French military family, educated in France and Switzerland. Died November 18, 2009, New York City.

Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83

Wrapped Trees in Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1998. 178 trees were wrapped with nearly 600,000 square feet of the fabric used in Japan to wrap trees for winter.

                                                   Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1995


                                                       THE GATES

Thousands of steel bases will hold "The Gates,"

The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City)
Drawing 2001 in two parts
15 x 65" and 42 x 65" (38 x 165 cm and 106.6 x 165 cm)            
                Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint and aerial photograph                     

The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005

                                          Why do Christo and Jeanne-Claude use fabric? 

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