This exhibition chronicles the illustrious career of the artistic partnership of husband and wife team, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. From hanging a curtain across a southwest canyon, erecting thousands of bright orange steel gates through New York’s Central Park or literally wrapping an entire bridge in Europe in pink cloth, this dynamic duo’s large-scale environmental installations defy simple description. The exhibition is a large display of artist portfolios, original drawings and sculptures developed to record the major international projects undertaken by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for more than forty years.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Christo and Jeanne-Claude spans the complete career of the couple who were born on the very same day, met in Paris, fell in love, and became a creative team like no other. With rich illustration, it spans Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s earliest projects in the 1950s right through to The Floating Piers, to be installed at Lake Iseo, Italy, in 2016. The book celebrates all of the couple’s most famous environmental interventions, such as The Gates in New York’s Central Park and the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, while also featuring early drawings and family photos unknown to the wider public.