Christo

Sculptures

Christo

Sculptures

Also known as Javacheff, Christo; Javacheff, Christo Vladimirov; Javatcheff, Christo; Christo Vladimirov Javacheff

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

ItemRealized
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), 1983Mixed media5... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 72070
Auction 5055
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
$167,300.00
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), 1983Pastel, charco... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 72035
Auction 5083
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
$119,500.00
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 (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935) Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum, New York), 197...
CHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935)Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum, New York), 197...
Lot 70168
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$4,531.25
CHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935) Wrapped Walkways (Project for St. Stephen's Green Park, Dublin), 1983 Color lith...
CHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935)Wrapped Walkways (Project for St. Stephen's Green Park, Dublin), 1983Color lith...
Lot 70172
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$4,000.00

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