Matthias Koddenberg studied art history at the universities of Münster and Zurich. He has been a close friend of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s for many years. His publications include texts on modern and contemporary art. He is the author of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Early Works 1958-64, published in 2009. He has also contributed to several other publications on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work.