Christo's jewelry design for Jeanne-Claude's hand

The Art Edition is limited to just 100 signed and numbered copies, each with the original pigment/silk screen print Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude’s Hand, after a 1965 study. Signed by Christo.

"Nobody discusses a painting before it has been painted. Our projects are discussed and argued about, pro and con, before they are realized." —Christo

The work of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude transcends borders, resists categorizing, and embraces contradiction. This is the only large-format book that includes all of their projects, from Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s works from 1958 to urban and rural temporary works of art, such as The Gates in Central Park, the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, and Running Fence in California. Part biography, part critical analysis, part catalogue, the book has a lively text by the critic Paul Goldberger that traces both the lives and the works of an artist couple who established a category all their own: a category somewhere between conceptual art, urban planning, architecture, politics, engineering and art.

This volume gives a detailed overview of the life and work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, from early drawings and family photos to plans for future projects. It features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, drawings and plans for realized works, an incisive and detailed history spanning the entire oeuvre, and in-depth interviews, in a lavish edition designed by Christo himself. In addition to a thorough photographic documentation of all of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, the book includes the transcript of a conversation between the artists and Paul Goldberger, the last conversation about her work that Jeanne-Claude had before her death in late 2009. This book is an eloquent homage to Jeanne-Claude, and a celebration of the work of two artists whose imagination has affected the landscape of every continent.

Also available: Copies no. 1 to 6 are accompanied by original works of Over The River, Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado and The Mastaba, Project for United Arab Emirates.
The artist:
Christo & Jeanne-Claude have worked in collaboration since 1961, and lived in New York City since 1964. Their large-scale projects include Wrapped Coast, Australia, 1968–69, Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970–72, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972–76, Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Florida, 1980–83, The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975–85, The Umbrellas, Japan–USA, 1984–91, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95, Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997–98 and The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)

Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition B

Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Pigment/silkscreen print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. on 13 x 17,3 in. paper, hardcover volume in clamshell box, 13 x 17.3 in., 754 pages
$ 5,000
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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“This publication is a vibrant homage to the imagination of two artists who have transformed our vision of landscapes across continents.”
— fashion-artmagazine.com, Paris, France
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude (Collector's Edition)
Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Hardcover in clamshell box, 13.0 x 17.3 in., 754 pages
$ 1,500
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-1995 (Collector's Edition)
Few left Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-1995
Hardcover in slipcase, 11.4 x 10.6 in., 700 pages
$ 1,000