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Christo and Jean Claude

Art History II

Connie Harter-Bagley

on 6 May 2010

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Transcript of Christo and Jean Claude

The Gates, Central Park, New York City 2005
7,500 gates, 23 miles of walkways
poles were extruded saffron colored vinyl tubing Photographer, Jane Harter Surrounded Islands 1980-1983, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida
featured 11 islands The Umbrellas 1984-1981, Japan and USA
$26 million, free standing dynamic modules The Wall, Germany at the Gasometer
13,000 oil barrels Jean Claude and Christo
both were born on the same day in1935
Environment Artists
worked together (Jean Claude recently died)
Christo would draw and do lithographs, these they sold

All major works were done as temporary, leaving no trace
All materials were given away and recycled
All labor was paid, no volunteers
All works were paid for by the artists What am I? Running Fence 1972-1976, California
18 feet high, 24 miles
2 million square feet of heavy nylon fabric
hung from steel cable
2,000 poles 21 feet long,
No concrete
350,000 hooks
up for 14 days 1962 Wall of Barrels, Iron Curtain
Paris, 240 barrels, Wrapped Coast, Australia, 1 million sqare feet Wrapped Monument, Italy, 1970 What am I? Valley Curtain What am I? Wrapped Walkways, Kansas City, 1977 1985 Pont Neuf WRapped, Paris Bridge Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1995 Is it real or a drawing? The Happy Couple Connie Harter-Bagley
Art History II Professor Necastro
April 2010









http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/ Now showing at the Smithsonian:
Is it Art or just a Huge Fabric Fence? TA DA the End
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