Christo | the artist




The artist Christo
Born June 13 1935, Gabrova, Bulgaria.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Land and Environmental, Praemium Imperiale Award, Der Kaiserring, Documenta Kassel,

born: Christo Vladimirov Javacheff.


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The object loses its identity in ’ Packed Arm Chair’.  With these ‘wrappings’ Christo appropriates, as it were, the utilitarian object. By way of paper, burlap, canvas and rope he, as an artist, makes his mark on the object and thereby changes it fundamentally…
Christo Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude de Guillebon were both born on June 13, 1935, he in Gabrova, Bulgaria, and she in Casablanca, Morocco. (They would drop their surnames early on.) 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. He moved to Paris in 1958 and met Jeanne-Claude, who had earned her baccalaureate in Latin and philosophy from the University of Tunis in 1952. They would later marry…
Biography of Christo and Jean-Claude.
32 Works online


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