Christo (born 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria) and his late wife Jeanne-Claude (born 1935 in Casablanca, Morocco, died 2009, New York City, USA) are renowned for their large-scale environmental projects and temporary sculptures at sites around the world. Their first artistic collaboration was in 1961, where they created Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside Packages at Cologne Harbour; an installation that remained for two weeks.
Outdoor temporary projects include: The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, USA, 1979-2005; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 1971-95, The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, France, 1975-85; Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76; and Wrapped Coast, Sydney, Australia, 1968-69. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have completed several indoor installations, including: Big Air Package, 2010-13 and The Wall - 13,000 Oil Barrels, 1998-99, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, and Wrapped Floors and Stairway and Covered Windows, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy (1998-99) and Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany (1994-95). The projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been the subject of international exhibitions and displays including most recently: ING, Brussels, Belgium (2017-18); Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France (2016) and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, California, USA (2014). Christo participated in the Serpentine Miracle Marathon in 2016.
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