The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue

Original collages of their future projects "Over The River" and "The Mastaba"

Art Editions No. 1 to 6., including original collages by Christo. Limited edition of 6 copies

"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 It features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, drawings and plans for realized works, an incisive and detailed history spanning the entire oeuvre, and in-depth interviews, in a lavish edition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.
À propos de l'artiste:
Christo & Jeanne-Claude ont travaillé ensemble depuis 1961. Leurs projets à grande échelle comprennent: La Côte Empaquetée, Australie, 1968-69; Valley Curtain, Grand Hogback, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72; Running Fence, Comtés de Sonoma et Marin, Californie, 1972-76; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Floride, 1980-83; Le Pont Neuf Empaqueté, Paris, 1975-85; The Umbrellas, Japon-États-Unis, 1984-91; Le Reichstag Empaqueté, Berlin, 1971-95; Arbres Empaquetés, Riehen, Suisse, 1997-98, The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005. Jeanne-Claude s’est éteint en 2009.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition A (Collector's Edition)
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition A

Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Hardcover in clamshell box with painting and print in portfolio, 13.0 x 17.3 in., 754 pages
$ 50,000
  • Critiques
«Cet ouvrage est un vibrant hommage à Jeanne–Claude et au travail et à l'imagination des deux artistes qui ont transformé notre vision des paysages sur tous les continents.»
—, France
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Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition B
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
Christo & Jeanne-Claude (Collector's Edition)
Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Relié sous coffret de luxe, 13.0 x 17.3 in., 754 pages
$ 1,500