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Christo

Christo

Sculptures

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Gabrovo (Lovech region, Bulgaria)

Biography:
Their first collaboration was in 1961 when they wrapped barrels in canvas on the wharves of Cologne, Germany. The following year, Christo and Jeanne-Claude erected oil barrels in a narrow street near the Seine River, calling the work Rideau de Fer, a protest against the recently erected Berlin Wall.

Subsequent major works include Valley Curtain, immense cloth sheets suspended across a Rocky Mountain valley in 1970; wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin in cloth; Surrounded Miami Islands, 1983; and wrapping the Pont-Neuf in Paris in 1985.

Christo and his wife were planning a controversial work across the Arkansas River at the time of Jeanne-Claude's death on Nov. 18, 2009, as the result of a brain aneurysm.

The artist has plans for erecting a trapezoidal sculpture, Maraba, 100 miles from Abu Dhabi, constructing it of 400,000 oil barrels.

 

Christo Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
CHRISTO (American, b. 1935) Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1983 Mixed media 5...
CHRISTO (American, b. 1935) Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1983 Mixed media 5... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 72070
Auction 5055
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
$167,300
CHRISTO (American, b. 1935) Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1983 Pastel, charco...
CHRISTO (American, b. 1935) Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1983 Pastel, charco... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 72035
Auction 5083
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
$119,500
CHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935) Wrapped Building (Project for #1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York Cit...
CHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935) Wrapped Building (Project for #1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York City...
Lot 70173
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$10,000.00
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi...
Lot 15032
Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
$1,062.50
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi...
Lot 12024
Auction 191822
Thursday, May 31, 2018
$1,062.50

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Christo (b. 1935) Wrapped Reichstag, 1978 Offset lithograph in colors on glossy paper 24-1/2 x 38-1/2 inches (62.2 x
Christo (b. 1935) Wrapped Reichstag, 1978 Offset lithograph in colors on glossy paper 24-1/2 x 38-1/2 inches (62.2 x ...
Lot 11043
Auction 191835
Thursday, August 30, 2018
$200.00
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi...
Christo (b. 1935) Aegina Temple - Project for the Munich Glyptotek, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympi... (1)

Auction 191839
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Christo (b. 1935) Wrapped Book Modern Art, 1978 Hardcover book Modern Art by Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, wrapped ... (1...
Christo (b. 1935) Wrapped Book Modern Art, 1978 Hardcover book Modern Art by Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, wrapped ... (1)

Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
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