Eight Key Projects by Christo and Jeanne Claude

  • 2020-06-01
  • Dezeen

Following the sad news that Christo has died, here are eight key projects by the Bulgarian artist and his late partner Jeanne Claude.

This article was originally published when Christo and Jeanne Claude's London Mastaba sculpture was unveiled in 2018.

At the time, Christo spoke to Dezeen about his life and career in a series of two exclusive video interviews. In the first movie, the artist explained how the giant London Mastaba installation was the culmination of over 60 years of working with stacked barrels. In the second, he looked back at some of his and Jeanne Claude's most ambitious projects.

The art duo are famous for their large scale pieces that involve wrapping landmark buildings and landscapes in huge amounts of fabric, or creating temporary structures from colourful oil barrels.

Despite the best efforts of critics to ascribe specific meaning to their work, the artists always insisted that their pieces are simply about experiencing the artwork in the moment, in the context of its environment.