Film interview with Christo

Christo on Jeanne-Claude, barrels and The London Mastaba.

Christo discusses his partnership with the late Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition of their work at the Serpentine Gallery which draws upon their use of barrels to create artworks and The London Mastaba, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake.

Born on the same day in 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria and Casablanca, Morocco respectively, Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude began their collaboration in 1961 and their many celebrated public projects include Wrapped Coast, Sydney, Australia (1968-69), Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971-1995); The Gates, Central Park, New York City (1979-2005); and more recently The Floating Piers on Italy’s Lake Iseo (2014-2016).


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