Part biography, part critical analysis, part catalogue, this lavish Art Edition, designed by Christo himself, is a comprehensive overview of the oeuvre of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, drawings and plans, in-depth interviews, as well as the signed pigment/silk-screen print, Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude’s Hand.
Art Edition of 94 signed and numbered copies, each with the original pigment/silk-screen print Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude’s Hand, 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-Claudetranscends borders, resists categories, and embraces contradiction. This is the only large-format book that includes all of their projects to date, from Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s works from 1958 to urban and rural temporary works of art, such as The Gatesin Central Park, the Wrapped Reichstagin Berlin, and Running Fence in California.
Part biography, part critical analysis, part catalogue, this lavish volume, designed by Christo himself, 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 It features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, drawings and plans for realized works, an incisive and detailed history spanning the entire oeuvre, and in-depth interviews.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 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.
Art Edition of 94 signed and numbered copies, each with the original pigment/silk-screen print Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude’s Hand, signed by Christo.
Also available as an Art Edition of six copies, each accompanied by original works of Over The River, Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado and The Mastaba, Project for United Arab Emirates.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their collaboration in 1961, and have lived in New York City since 1964. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009. 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; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005; and The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014–16.
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