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A New Book Charts Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Decades-Long Quest to Make Monumental Art for the Public—See Images Here

A New Book Charts Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Decades-Long Quest to Make Monumental Art for the Public—See Images Here

Born on the same day in 1935, the late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude embarked on a decades-long career to achieve projects that always seemed impossible.

The pair created large-scale installations that included wrapping the Reichstag in fabric and installing 7,503 “gates” across 23 miles of pathways in Central Park—works that Christo himself described as “totally irrational, totally useless.” They were nonetheless stunning in their impracticality.

Now, a new book from Taschen titled  charts the couple’s astonishing work together. As we look back on this year and remember those artists we lost—Christo died this past May and Jeanne-Claude in 2009—here is a sneak peek inside the sumptuous new coffee-table book.

. Courtesy of Taschen.

 

Christo, Lower Manhattan Packed Buildings (Project) (2 Broadway and 20 Exchange Place)
© Jeanne-Claude. Courtesy of Taschen.

Interior of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by TASCHEN.

Interior of , published by Taschen.

Interior of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by TASCHEN.

Interior of , published by Taschen.

Interior of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by TASCHEN.

Interior of , published by Taschen.

Interior of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by TASCHEN.

Interior of , published by Taschen.


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