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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) Wrapped Book Modern Art, 1978 Hardcover book Modern Art by Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, wrapped
Christo (b. 1935) Wrapped Book Modern Art, 1978 Hardcover book Modern Art by Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, wrapped ...
Lot 60023
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$4,500.00
Christo (b. 1935) Whitney Museum of American Art, Packed, Project for New York, from (Some) Not Realized Projects
Christo (b. 1935) Whitney Museum of American Art, Packed, Project for New York, from (Some) Not Realized Projects, ...
Lot 60024
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$3,000.00

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Christo (b. 1935) The Umbrellas (Joint Project for Japan and USA), 1991 Offset lithograph in colors on light cardboard...
Christo (b. 1935) The Umbrellas (Joint Project for Japan and USA), 1991 Offset lithograph in colors on light cardboard...
Lot 60025
Auction 5379
Monday, October 22, 2018
$1,250.00

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