Christo died: We lost another great artist to the Year 2020

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 4, 2020

Born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, but simply known as "Christo", the Bulgarian-born artist became famous for his large-scale interventions within the landscape.

Influential contemporary artist Hristo Vladimirov Javacheff "Christo" passed away of natural causes at the age of 84 in NY, his representatives announced little before midnight on May 31.

"Christo lived his life to the fullest, not exclusively dreaming up what appeared unattainable however realizing it. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's art work introduced folks collectively in shared experiences throughout the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and recollections", learn the assertion on Christo's Fb account.

Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists' careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected that and often involved wrapping large structures in fabric. His most recent temporary work of art in Paris is titled "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile) and is still scheduled for September 18 to October 3, 2021.

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After Jeanne-Claude died in 2009, Christo continued completing their projects.

Bulgarian-born artist Christo dead at 84
Christo, artist known for massive public art installations, dead at 84

The work "reflected the similarities and differences in the ways of life and the use of the land in two inland valleys in Japan and the US", the artists' website says. Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped up famous monuments such as Paris's Pont Neuf in 1985, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 1988, and Berlin's Reichstag building in 1995. In 1956, he moved to Prague, then Vienna, then Geneva, and in 1958 to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude.

For the Umbrella project, a total of 1,880 workers were used. "Like classical sculpture, all our wrapped projects are not solid buildings; they are moving with the wind, they are breathing", Christo told The Art Newspaper in 2018.

"And the most handsome part of the floating pier is to see the entire project is about the people walking nowhere". And each one is a child of ours, and we wish to create them in total freedom.

Andrew Lavery, Director, Sydney College of the Arts said of its impact: 'Christo and Jean Claude's Wrapped Coast brought land art to Australia and with it a new paradigm, one where Australian artists began to develop audiences outside the hegemonic systems of commercial and institutional galleries'.

Christo stacked and floated 7,506 pink and purple barrels in a lake in London's Hyde Park in an imposing 20-metre-high and 40-metre-long piece.

Some of Christo's earliest works have been considered part of France's Nouveau Réalisme movement - responses to a consumer culture taking hold in France at the time - and he's also been connected with Situationism.

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