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Christo Art

Bulgarian, American, 1935-2009

Motivated solely by a mission to spread joy and celebrate beauty through their work, Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2020; 1935–2009) created riveting large-scale public art installations that pushed ephemeral art to an entirely unprecedented new level. While the pair created prints, photography and a range of other types of art, they’re best known for their installations — working with a combination of textiles and industrial materials, Christo and Jeanne-Claude created colossal site-specific sculptures and other projects that frequently included wrapping monuments, walkways and even coastlines in reams of fabric in order to draw attention and encourage viewers to experience familiar objects and places in entirely new ways. 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude frequently incorporated nature’s forces into their works, creating billowing fence lines, enormous inflatable free-standing structures and colorful floating walkways. Partners in life and art, the pair designed installations that often took years or even decades to realize and lasted for only days or weeks. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s preparatory works and detailed drawings and collages are today a testament to their intricate ephemeral masterpieces and legacy.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s stories, incredibly, began on the exact same day — on June 13, 1935, Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and on the very same day in Casablanca, Morocco, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon was born. While Jeanne-Claude received a broad education and a baccalauréat in Latin and philosophy, growing up in France, Switzerland, Morocco and Tunisia, Christo studied art from the age of six years old. He went on to study painting, drawing, architecture and sculpture at the National Academy of Art in Sofia before leaving Bulgaria to escape the Hungarian Revolution. 

Christo spent time in Prague before a brief stint at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, moving on then to Geneva and ultimately France. He made money by painting portraits for wealthy families. After being hired by Jeanne-Claude’s mother to paint three portraits of her, Christo met his future wife and collaborator. The pair created their first environmental installation, Dockside Packages and Stacked Oil Barrels, in 1961. 

Together, Christo and Jeanne-Claude pursued increasingly ambitious projects, proposing to wrap everything from trees in Wrapped Trees, Foundation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98 to important public buildings including the Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95. They also created free-standing abstract sculptures such as the 5,600 Cubicmeter Package, billowing curtains such as Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970–72, and proposed installations in locations as far-flung as Dubai and Japan. These projects and others have been linked to the Pop art-adjacent nouveau réalisme movement.

Classically trained in drawing, Christo created preparatory sketches and collages for the projects, selling his artwork to independently fund the monumental temporary installations the pair erected. Meanwhile, Jeanne-Claude advocated for the pair’s artwork, speaking at public forums, sending proposals to municipal governments, and using her unique combination of compelling charm and stoic stubbornness to get their projects approved. 

Devoted to their ideals of spreading joy and beauty, the pair accepted no commissions or commercial collaborations — all their installations were funded purely by the sale of their preparatory art. The last of their realized urban works, that 2005 project invited New Yorkers to go for a glorious walk through 7,503 saffron-fabric-draped portals along the pathways of Central Park. More than 4 million people did.

Christo’s wrapped sculptures, which he began making early in his career, as well as his preparatory works, are held in the permanent collections of museums and other institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Centre Pompidou. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009, and Christo continued to realize the pair’s planned projects until his own passing in 2020. 

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Artist: Christo
CHRISTO 'THE GATES XXVI - 2003', HAND SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: The Gates XXVII Medium: Photo lithograph Size: 34 X 49 inches Year: 2003 Publisher: Schumacher, Dusseldorf Hand signed by the artist In excellent condition Gal...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph

L'Arc de Triomphe, wrapped - original Christo modern art lithograph Paris
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"L'arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" (Project for Paris) is a 2019 limited-edition (Edition 500) offset-lithograph by Christo (not numbered, signed in the plate). The work comes unframed. Fr...
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Late 20th Century Modern Christo Art

Materials

Offset

Christo, Iron Curtain – Wall of Barrels: Signed Print from 1968
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
Christo (American-Bulgarian, b. 1935) Iron Curtain – Wall of Barrels, Rue Visconti Paris, June 1962, 1968 Medium: Color offset on cardboard Dimensions: 70 x 54 cm Edition of 100: Han...
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20th Century Contemporary Christo Art

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Offset

Signed and numbered lithograph for highway across America #115/150, Schelmann 51
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
CHRISTO Closed Highway, Project for 5000 Miles, 6 Lanes East-West Highway (Schellmann, 51), 1972 Offset lithograph on wove paper Hand signed in felt tip pen and pencil numbered 115/1...
Category

1970s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset, Pencil

CHRISTO 'YELLOW UMBRELLAS - 1987
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: Yellow Umbrellas Medium: Photo lithograph Size: 34 x 27 inches Year: 1987 Publisher: Nouvelles Image Hand signed by the artist In excellent condition Christo ...
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1990s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

CHRISTO 'UMBRELLA PROJECT-JAPAN/USA - 1985
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: Umbrella Project-Japan/USA Medium: Photo lithograph Size: 27 x 31 inches Year: 1985 Publisher: Nouvelles Image Hand signed by the artist In excellent condition...
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1990s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

CHRISTO 'THE GATES XXIII - 2004', HAND SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: The Gates XXIII Medium: Photo lithograph Size: 28 X 36 inches Year: 2004 Publisher: Schumacher, Dusseldorf Hand signed by the artist In excellent condition Gal...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph

CHRISTO 'PONTE NEUF EMPAQUETTE-SMALL - 1985
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: Ponte Neuf Empaquette-Small Medium: Photograph Size: 26 x 27 inches Year: 1985 Publisher: Nouvelles Image Reference #: Schellmann 86 Hand signed by the artist ...
Category

1990s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

CHRISTO ' PONTE NEUF EMPAQUETTE-LONG VIEW - 1985
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: Ponte Neuf Empaquette-Long View Medium: Photograph Size: 25 x 38 inches Year: 1985 Publisher: Nouvelles Image Reference #: Schellmann 86 Hand signed by the art...
Category

1990s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

CHRISTO 'WRAPPED FLOORS - 1984', HAND SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Artist: Christo Title: Wrapped Floors Medium: Offset lithograph Size: 50 x 36 inches Year: 1984 Publisher: Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland Reference #: Schellmann 110 Hand sign...
Category

1990s Christo Art

Materials

Offset

Lower Manhattan Wrapped Building, New York, from: Five Urban Projects
By Christo
Located in London, GB
This collotype, screenprint and photograph with collage is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Christo" at the lower left corner. It is also hand inscribed and numbered from the edi...
Category

1980s Christo Art

Materials

Screen

Galeria Joan Prats - Beach Umbrella Sketch
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Galeria Joan Prats. Exhibition poster - created on the occasion of the 1986 exhibition. In great condition
Category

1980s Christo Art

Materials

Color

Wrapped Reichstag - original Christo modern art lithograph Berlin Reichstag
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Wrapped Reichstag" is a 1994 limited-edition offset-lithograph originally signed by Christo in the lower right hand corner. It depicts his drawings for the wrapped Reichstag project...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Christo Art

Materials

Offset

The MCA Wrapped, 1969 (Limited Edition of 300) gold foil stamp museum provenance
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo The MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Wrapped, Chicago, 1969, 2019 Limited Edition Four-color offset lithograph on 110 lb. Crane Lettra Cover stock, with an elegant gold foil...
Category

2010s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Foil

Wrapped Reichstag: Project for Berlin (collage with raised thermal silver paper)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo Wrapped Reichstag: Project for Berlin, 1994 Collage on offset lithograph with raised silver thermal paper used to wrap Reichstag, on thin velincarton 15 3/4 × 11 1/2 inches E...
Category

1990s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Fabric, Mixed Media, Offset, Crayon, Lithograph

CHRISTO 'THE UMBRELLAS, JOINT PROJECT FOR JAPAN AND THE U.S.A. (BLUE), 1987'
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Christo The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and the U.S.A. (Blue) 1987 Hand signed Offset lithograph in colors, fabric swatch 29 1/4 × 23 in 74.3 × 58.4 cm sheet: 33.625 h × 27 w...
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1980s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

Wrapped Vespa (Project) - Vespa Motorcycle
By Christo
Located in London, GB
This digital pigment print is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Christo" at the upper right corner. It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 200 beside the signatur...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Digital Pigment

Wrap in Wrap Out
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Photolithograph with a label from Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago verso, unsigned Edition of 100 This was the first Wrapped project Christo did in North America Provenance: Pr...
Category

1990s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph

CHRISTO 'THE GATES-CENTRAL PARK - 1986'
By Christo
Located in Pembroke Pines, FL
Christo 'The Gates-Central Park - 1986' Hand signed Offset lithograph in colors, fabric swatch 29 × 22 3/4 in 73.7 × 57.8 cm Condition: In excellent condition Certificate of authent...
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1980s Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Offset

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Wrapped Reichstag monograph & slipcase, LT Ed Signed
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-1995, 1996 Hardback monograph with slipcase (hand signed and numbered - Hors Commerce edition, reserved for artists and contributors) Signed by Christo, Jeanne-Claude and photographer Wolfgang Volz and numbered numbered HC-694/HC-700 on the colophon. Also has an encased piece of the actual Reichstag wrapping! fabric! 12 × 12 × 1 1/2 inches Makes a memorable gift! It's hand signed and numbered - with a piece of the actual Reichstag wrapping fabric laid in. Signed by Christo, Jeanne-Claude and Wolfgang Volz and numbered numbered HC-694 on the colophon page (an Hors Commerce [not for sale] edition reserved for artists and collaborators) Original textured silver cloth with blue lettering on spine, housed in matching photo-illustrated slipcase, black lettering on spine. Contains an example of the original aluminum mesh used to wrap the Reichstag, framed in white cardboard (9 x 9") at inside back cover. Documentation of one of the startling and most stunning public art projects, representing the essence of conceptual art on a scale unmatched in the 20th century, one might say. 100 rock climbers abseiling down the facade of the Reichstag, without cranes or machinery being used in the project. This publication provides vivid documentation and a perspective of the extent of the project by the Bulgarian artist. His personal view, as expressed in The Guardian: "Artist - and above all architects - seek permanence," he said. "I don't. I like leaving nothing. That takes courage." His projects were funded mainly by selling preparatory drawings, always refusing sponsorship. Christo forbade the Three Tenors...
Category

1990s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Graphite, Lithograph, Offset

Wrapped Trees Nr. 11 - original Christo modern art photo landscape Switzerland
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Wrapped Trees Nr. 11" is a 1987 originally signed (by both Christo and jeanne Claude), limited-edition photograph by world-famous artist Christo, depicting the wrapped trees in the ...
Category

Late 20th Century Land Christo Art

Materials

Photographic Paper

The Gates Subway Poster (hand signed by Christo) - original historic print
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo The Gates Subway Poster (hand signed by Christo), 2005 Offset lithograph poster (uniquely hand signed on the front by Christo) Hand signed by Christo on the front 11 × 69 1/2...
Category

Early 2000s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Graphite, Offset

The Gates (Hand signed poster)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo The Gates, 2004 Offset lithograph poster (hand signed by Christo) Hand signed by Christo on the front 27 1/2 × 39 1/4 inches Unframed Gorgeous offset lithograph poster, hand ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Monograph: Christo The Gates Project for Central Park NYC (Signed and Inscribed)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Book: Christo: The Gates Project for Central Park New York City (Hand Signed and Inscribed to art critic Anthony Haden-Guest), 1981 Hardback monograph Hand signed and inscribed to a...
Category

1980s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Pencil, Offset, Mixed Media

Wrapped Paris Review deluxe hand signed, numbered Lt Ed for literary publication
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo Wrapped Paris Review (Deluxe hand signed edition), 1982 Lithograph and offset lithograph Hand signed and numbered 244/250 by Christo on th...
Category

1980s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset, Graphite

Wrapped Reichstag - original Christo modern art lithograph Berlin Reichstag
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Wrapped Reichstag" is a 1994 limited-edition offset-lithograph originally signed by Christo in the lower right hand corner. Framing options available. Certificate. Christo (1935 ...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Christo Art

Materials

Offset

The Wrapped Reichstag at Night (Hand Signed)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo The Wrapped Reichstag at Night (Hand Signed), 1993 Offset Lithograph Hand signed by Christo on lower right front 40 × 25 1/2 inches Unframed and affixed to matting (as it ha...
Category

1990s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Monuments and Projects (1960s: signed & numbered from an edition of only 100)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo Monuments and Projects, 1968 Rare Limited Edition Lithograph and offset lithograph Hand signed, dated and numbered 5/100 by Christo on the lower left front 23.25 x 18.5 inche...
Category

1960s Pop Art Christo Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset, Ink

Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)–Christo, Contemporary, Limited Edition
By Christo
Located in Zug, CH
Christo Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere) 2019 Collage, silkscreen and mixed media 85.5 × 75 cm (33.7 × 29.5 in) Signed and numbered Edition of 160 Arab and 90 Roman In mint condition PLEASE NOTE: Images of edition number are example references only. The seller can only provide the specific edition number to buyers at the actual point of sale. Please message the seller to request this information at the point of purchase. The piece is offered unframed. Christo's 2019 edition “Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)” carries the essence of our current political and climate discussions. The artist revisits his idea of a wrapped earth as initially created and published on TIME magazine´s cover (2 January 1988). A then wrapped Earth, depicting North and South America, with a transparent plastic wrap hugging its entire scope in front of a baking- hot sunset. The title on the magazine was "Endangered Earth". The image cover brought awareness to nations on the subject of climate pollution and signs of global warming. Thirty-one years later and in the same manner, he has now covered the globe with a thicker, semi-transparent plastic foil and tied it with a light string. The sun has already set but the darkness has not yet fallen and a mere milky background neutralizes the composition. For the first time a nude faceless and unidentified figure emerges to be holding the Earth's weight on his or her back as well as facing with the consequences along from the first warning in 1988. At 85 x 75 cm, "Wrapped Earth" is unusually large for Christo´s work. The usage of the different mixed media (pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, plastic sheeting, twine, enamel paint and masking tape on brown board) gives the collage a very special feel, in the same manner as with an unique work. This intimate work allows the viewer to trace Christo´s movements on the silkscreen and expose every move on how this edition was created. “We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our speciality, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.„ —Christo CHRISTO Known as the power artists duo, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, created ephemeral environmental installations in urban and rural global locations. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (respectively, born June 13, 1935, Bulgaria—died May 31, 2020, New York, U.S.; born June 13, 1935, Morocco—died...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Screen

Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)–Christo, Contemporary, Limited Edition
By Christo
Located in Zug, CH
Christo Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere) 2019 Collage, silkscreen and mixed media 85.5 × 75 cm (33.7 × 29.5 in) Signed and numbered Edition of 160 Arab and 90 Roman In mint condition PLEASE NOTE: Images of edition number are example references only. The seller can only provide the specific edition number to buyers at the actual point of sale. Please message the seller to request this information at the point of purchase. The piece is offered unframed. Christo's 2019 edition “Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)” carries the essence of our current political and climate discussions. The artist revisits his idea of a wrapped earth as initially created and published on TIME magazine´s cover (2 January 1988). A then wrapped Earth, depicting North and South America, with a transparent plastic wrap hugging its entire scope in front of a baking- hot sunset. The title on the magazine was "Endangered Earth". The image cover brought awareness to nations on the subject of climate pollution and signs of global warming. Thirty-one years later and in the same manner, he has now covered the globe with a thicker, semi-transparent plastic foil and tied it with a light string. The sun has already set but the darkness has not yet fallen and a mere milky background neutralizes the composition. For the first time a nude faceless and unidentified figure emerges to be holding the Earth's weight on his or her back as well as facing with the consequences along from the first warning in 1988. At 85 x 75 cm, "Wrapped Earth" is unusually large for Christo´s work. The usage of the different mixed media (pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, plastic sheeting, twine, enamel paint and masking tape on brown board) gives the collage a very special feel, in the same manner as with an unique work. This intimate work allows the viewer to trace Christo´s movements on the silkscreen and expose every move on how this edition was created. “We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our speciality, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.„ —Christo CHRISTO Known as the power artists duo, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, created ephemeral environmental installations in urban and rural global locations. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (respectively, born June 13, 1935, Bulgaria—died May 31, 2020, New York, U.S.; born June 13, 1935, Morocco—died...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Christo Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Screen

Wrapped Vespa - original Christo modern art lithograph vintage italian vespa
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Wrapped Vespa" is a 2001 limited-edition offset lithograph on hand-made cotton paper originally signed by Christo in the lower right hand corner. The lithograph is taken from his 19...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Christo Art

Materials

Offset

Wrapped Roman Wall - Photolithograph by Christo - 1974 ca
By Christo
Located in Napoli, IT
In February and March 1974, for a period of 40 days, a 820-foot long section of the Aurelian Walls was wrapped in polypropylene and rope, covering both sides, the top and the arches of the wall. Forty construction workers completed the temporary work of art in four days. Christo Vladimirov Javachev (Christo) and his wife Jeanne-Claude are famous for making impressive and often controversial art installations. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin, the Pont Neuf in Paris, a Roman wall...
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1970s Land Christo Art

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Photographic Paper

The Gates - New York Central Park
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
The artwork "The Gates - New York Central Park" by the artist Christo is extraordinary and an eye-catcher for every room Color offset on heavy paper B...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

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Color, Offset

Over the River - original Christo modern art Arkansas river from below signed
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Over the River (from below)" is a 1992 limited-edition (Edition 300) offset-lithograph on hand-made cotton paper originally signed by Christo in the lower left hand corner. The work...
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Late 20th Century Modern Christo Art

Materials

Offset

The Gates NYC Skyline in the Snow-original Christo modern art photograph signed
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"The Gates Skyline in the Snow" is a 2005 limited-edition original photograph. It is hand signed by Christo in the lower right hand corner. It depicts his Central Park Project in Ne...
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Late 20th Century Land Christo Art

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Photographic Paper

The Umbrellas
By Christo
Located in Roma, RM
THE UMBRELLAS
 1991 Manifesto, stampa offset Poster, offset print cm 62×82 Firma a pennarello in alto a sinistra Signature with marker pen on the top left
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1990s Christo Art

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Offset

Christo - "The Gates New York Central Park" - color offset on heavy paper
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Color offset on heavy paper. Based on a photo by Wolfgang Volz 2005. A beautiful artwork that looks good in every room and especially in the living room or bedroom. Can be framed accordingly. Contact us for possibilities. Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

Materials

Offset

The Umbrellas, Japan-USA, 1984-91
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Photo offset Japan-USA 1984-91 Passe-Partout is inclusive Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christo Art

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Offset

Ponte Sant’Angelo -Christo, Contemporary, 21st Century, Collage, Limited Edition
By Christo
Located in Zug, CH
Ponte Sant’Angelo, Wrapped, Project for Rome - Christo, Contemporary, 21st Century, Collage, Limited Edition Collage on lithograph with acrylic frame Edition of 160 Arab and 90 Roman Signed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity In mint condition, as acquired from the publisher Among the various man-made and nature's creations, wrapping bridges has always been an important subject that Christo, but also together with wife and artist-collaborator Jeanne-Claude, marked the foundation of their most celebrated series (as Christo and Jeanne-Claude). Wrapping the Ponte Sant'Angelo has been a dream of the artist(s), as it is the oldest bridge in Rome and it also connects the Vatican with the city of Rome. Since their proposition submission to proceed with the installation in 1967, this project remains unrealized. "And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified." — Christo Exploring the opportunities of wrapping a built-environment, the artist(s) offers the possibility to review it by applying a new appreciation of its form and volumetric qualities. Creating a layer of abstraction to a figurative and real environment. By applying fantasy to a real occasion, at a gigantic scale, the artist(s) puts the viewer at once in a life-time experience to unravel the metamorphoses of an object. CHRISTO Known as the power artists duo, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, created ephemeral environmental installations in urban and rural global locations. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (respectively, born June 13, 1935, Bulgaria—died May 31, 2020, New York, U.S.; born June 13, 1935, Morocco—died November 18, 2009, New York, U.S.) stand out for their environmental and sometimes controversial temporary outdoor installations, most notably the wrapping of world-famous architectonic icons like the “Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin”, 1995 or the project "The Gates, New York", which consists of over 7'503 steel gates with orange coloured fabric stretched acres 37 km of walkaway in Central Park. "The important thing to understand is that all of our projects have a nomadic quality, things in transition, going away, they will be gone forever. And this quality is an essential part of all our work. They are airy—not heavy like stone, steel, or concrete blocks. They are passing through." —Christo After Jeanne-Claude´s passing in 2009, Christo continued to carry out the couple’s proposed projects: “Big Air Package”, 2013 inflating an immense fabric dome within the cavernous Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. As well as “The Floating Piers...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Christo Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Lithograph

Ponte Sant’Angelo -Christo, Contemporary, 21st Century, Collage, Limited Edition
By Christo
Located in Zug, CH
Ponte Sant’Angelo, Wrapped, Project for Rome - Christo, Contemporary, 21st Century, Collage, Limited Edition Collage on lithograph with acrylic frame Edition of 160 Arab and 90 Roman Signed and numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity In mint condition, as acquired from the publisher Among the various man-made and nature's creations, wrapping bridges has always been an important subject that Christo, but also together with wife and artist-collaborator Jeanne-Claude, marked the foundation of their most celebrated series (as Christo and Jeanne-Claude). Wrapping the Ponte Sant'Angelo has been a dream of the artist(s), as it is the oldest bridge in Rome and it also connects the Vatican with the city of Rome. Since their proposition submission to proceed with the installation in 1967, this project remains unrealized. "And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified." — Christo Exploring the opportunities of wrapping a built-environment, the artist(s) offers the possibility to review it by applying a new appreciation of its form and volumetric qualities. Creating a layer of abstraction to a figurative and real environment. By applying fantasy to a real occasion, at a gigantic scale, the artist(s) puts the viewer at once in a life-time experience to unravel the metamorphoses of an object. CHRISTO Known as the power artists duo, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, created ephemeral environmental installations in urban and rural global locations. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (respectively, born June 13, 1935, Bulgaria—died May 31, 2020, New York, U.S.; born June 13, 1935, Morocco—died November 18, 2009, New York, U.S.) stand out for their environmental and sometimes controversial temporary outdoor installations, most notably the wrapping of world-famous architectonic icons like the “Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin”, 1995 or the project "The Gates, New York", which consists of over 7'503 steel gates with orange coloured fabric stretched acres 37 km of walkaway in Central Park. "The important thing to understand is that all of our projects have a nomadic quality, things in transition, going away, they will be gone forever. And this quality is an essential part of all our work. They are airy—not heavy like stone, steel, or concrete blocks. They are passing through." —Christo After Jeanne-Claude´s passing in 2009, Christo continued to carry out the couple’s proposed projects: “Big Air Package”, 2013 inflating an immense fabric dome within the cavernous Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. As well as “The Floating Piers...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Christo Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Lithograph

Christo - "Wrapped Walk Ways", Loose Park in Kansas City - photo offset
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

Materials

Offset

"Wrapped Coast - Little Bay"
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009 in New York) created a number of world-famous installations as an artist couple. With 'L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped' (18 September - 03 October 2021), Christo and Jeanne-Claude's last project was realised posthumously. As an artist collective, the pair realised monumental sculptures and installations for over 45 years, often draping and/or wrapping large sections of landscapes, industrial objects and buildings with a special type of fabric. An important part of the large-scale projects were preliminary drawings, project sketches and objects, and later photographic documentation, which were sold by Christo and Jeanne-Claude to finance the costly projects from the beginning. The installations, on the other hand, were always temporary and the materials recycled afterwards. In the sense of an ecological aesthetic, the works have their legitimacy purely in memory, dedicated to the ephemeral and transient, by not adding more monuments to an already crowded world. With wrapping projects that have transformed buildings and landscapes into abstract objects, such as'Wrapped Coast...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

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Offset

Wrapped Vestibule
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Wrapped Vestibule, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 1990 Photo offset after a photo by Wolfgang Volz in 1991 Publisher: Poligrafa In good condition
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1990s Christo Art

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Color, Lithograph, Offset

Wrapped Venus, Project for Villa Borghese, Rome
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color lithograph on Special Arjomari paper. Signed and numbered 19/200 in pencil by Christo. Printed by Landfall Press, Chicago, with the ink copyright...
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1970s Contemporary Christo Art

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Color, Lithograph

"Wrapped Coast - Little Bay"
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Wrapped Coast-Little Bay-Australia-1969. Photo offset from a photo by Shunk Kender 1991. Editor: Poligrafa. In good condition, minimal edge deviations A ...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

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Offset

Christo 'The Gates' NYC Signed Print, 2005
By Christo
Located in San Rafael, CA
Christo Javacheff (1935-2020) The Gates XV, 2005 Project for Central Park, NYC Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper Signed lower left Published by Kunstverlag Schumacher GmbH, Dusseldorf and NYGS Sheet: 10.5in H x 12.25in L Christo and Jeanne-Claude designed and installed 7,503 "gates" with saffron-colored fabric panels. The exhibit ran from February 12, 2005 through February 27, 2005 along 23 miles of pathways in Central Park in New York City. The Gates alludes to the tradition of Japanese Shinto torii gates similar to the paths of the Fushimi Inari...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Christo Art

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Offset

Galeria Joan Prats - Beach Umbrella Sketch
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Galeria Joan Prats. Exhibition poster - created on the occasion of the 1986 exhibition. In great condition Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009...
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1980s Christo Art

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Color

Wrapped Bottle - original Christo modern art lithograph
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Wrapped Bottle" is a 1958 limited-edition original offset lithograph on hand-made cotton paper signed by Christo in the lower right hand corner. It is...
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1950s Modern Christo Art

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Offset

Pont Neuf 1985 (1995-2020) (signed)
By Christo
Located in Woodbury, CT
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Pont Neuf, 2020 Lithograph, Edition of 450 Signed and numbered in pencil to margin Published to coincide with the artist's exhibition at the Centre Pompido...
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2010s Conceptual Christo Art

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Lithograph

Christo 'The Umbrellas - Joint Project for Japan and USA' (Blue) Signed Print
By Christo
Located in San Rafael, CA
Christo (Bulgarian, 1935-2020) The Umbrellas (Joint Project for Japan and USA), 1991 (Blue) Offset lithograph on wove paper, Signed in crayon lower righ...
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1990s Contemporary Christo Art

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Offset

Umbrellas -original Christo modern art lithograph & signed limited-edition book
By Christo
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Umbrellas" is a 1991 originally signed, limited-edition lithograph by world-famous artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude, depicting the monumental The Umbrellas Japan - USA, 1984-91 pro...
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Late 20th Century Land Christo Art

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Offset

Christo - "The Gates - New York Central Park" - color offset on heavy paper
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009 in New York) cre...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

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Offset

"Wrapped Horse" screenprint and collage by the artist Christo from "Kinderstern"
By Christo
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"Wrapped Horse, Project for Neo-Dada, Wrapped Musee D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris" screenprint and collage by artist Christo from the "Kinderstern" portfolio, published in 1989 ...
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1980s Contemporary Christo Art

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Screen

Christo - "The Gates - New York Central Park" - color offset on heavy paper
By Christo
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Christo (Christo Wladimirow Jawaschew, born 1935 in Bulgaria, died 2020 in New York) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, born 1935 in Casablanca, died 2009 in New York) cre...
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20th Century Realist Christo Art

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Offset

Public Building Wrapped - Photo-Offset by Christo - 1974
By Christo
Located in Roma, IT
Public Building'S Packaging is an original photo-offset realized by Christo in 1974. Hand-signed and numbered, edition 48/100. Very good conditions. Chri...
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1970s Christo Art

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Photogravure

Wrapped Painting, print of first North American building Christo wrapped (1969)
By Christo
Located in New York, NY
Christo Wrap In Wrap Out ("Wrapped Painting") for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Chicago, the first North American building Christo ever wrapped, 1969 Offset lithograph printe...
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1960s Pop Art Christo Art

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Offset, Lithograph, Laid Paper, Pencil

The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City) by Christo - Contemporary
By Christo
Located in London, GB
*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 5% IMPORT DUTY ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City) by Christo (1935-2020) Collage, pencil, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, wax crayon and tape 35.5 x 56 cm (14 x 22 inches) Signed and dated lower left and inscribed on the reverse, Christo 1998 Provenance Private collection, Germany This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Jonathan Henery on behalf of the Estate of Christo V. Javacheff. The Gates, Project For Central Park is probably one of the most iconic and most recognizable of Christo's projects and the works around it are amongst the most sought after by international collectors. Artisti biography Christo Javacheff was born in 1935 in Gabrova, in Communist Bulgaria. Dropping his surname, Christo studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia (1953–56) before defecting to the West, via Prague, in 1957. That year, he spent one semester at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna and moved to Paris in 1958 where he met his future wife and artistic collaborator, Moroccan-born Jeanne-Claude de Guillebon (d. 2009). Indebted to Vladimir Tatlin's Constructivist edict "real materials in real space," Christo's first artworks, dating from 1958, consist of appropriated everyday objects such as bottles, cans...
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1990s Contemporary Christo Art

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Enamel

"The Gates VIII, from Project for Central Park, New York" signed lithograph
By Christo
Located in Boca Raton, FL
"The Gates VIII, from Project for Central Park, New York" offset lithograph in colors on wove paper. Signed Christo in pencil on front lower right. Sheet size: 39 x 27 1/2 inches (99...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Christo Art

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Lithograph

Christo art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Christo art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, purple and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Christo in offset print, lithograph, mixed media and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Christo art, so small editions measuring 9 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Romare Bearden, and John Baldessari. Christo art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $134 and tops out at $167,239, while the average work can sell for $1,800.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christo's umbrellas were taken down due to safety concerns after fatal accidents occurred at both of the exhibit's locations. The art installation included 3,100 20-foot umbrellas spread across Tejon Ranch in Kern County, California, and rice fields in Ibaraki, Japan. Find a range of Christo art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped things as a way of creating art. They took everyday objects and bound them in order to take away their functionality. In addition, they sought to preserve the items, similarly to the way the Ancient Egyptians did mummies. You'll find a variety of Christo and Jeanne-Claude art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christo and Jeanne-Claude, best known for their L’Arc de Triomphe, wrapped art piece in Paris, used recyclable polypropylene fabric for the wrapping. For other displays of art, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have used a variety of fabrics, including nylon. Shop a variety of Christo and Jeanne-Claude artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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