“It is not only one person’s work, its’ really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.”
Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, June 13, 1935 – ) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) Born the same day, they married and created environmental works that included the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf Bridge in Paris.
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ciao! i remember visiting two of their installations, in miami, ‘surrounded islands’ was the project in which they draped the islands off biscayne bay in a pink fabric and in new york’s central park the installation of ‘the gates’. from ‘the gates’ installtion, i have a piece of this fabric. both still vivid in mind.
You are so very lucky – truly amazing that they could drape the islands!!! I can only imagine your excitement. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by for a visit – much appreciated. Ci Vediamo!!!!
So. true…. x
Thank you!!! Hugs..
Christo ran part of his running fence to the sea thru our ranch. nice man, Jeanne-Claude … well, she was good with the political side. seemed that was part of the art. 😉
How interesting – small world Ah… politics are a part of life. For me, it is only beauty I seek. I find that many people need to be told what is art before they accept that it is indeed art.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso