He was 84 years old
The world-famous Bulgarian artist and artist Hristo Yavashev – Christo died. This was announced by his associates on his Facebook page.
He was 84 years old.
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Christo is an American sculptor and artist of Bulgarian origin, famous together with his wife Jean-Claude de Giebon with his original spatial art installations, wrapping various objects with fabric – from typewriter and telephone to entire buildings, islands and even the coast.
Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo, passed away of natural causes today at his home in New York City. He was 84 years old. . Statement from Christo’s office: “Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork brought people together in shared experiences across the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths.Per Christo’s wishes, ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ in Paris, France, is still on track for Sept. 18 – Oct . 3, 2021. ” . Christo was born on June 13, 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. He left Bulgaria in 1957, first to Prague, Czechoslovakia, and then escaped to Vienna, Austria, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland. In 1958, Christo went to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, not only his wife but life partner in the creation of monumental environmental works of art. Jeanne-Claude passed away on November 18, 2009. Christo lived in New York City for 56 years. . From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork transcended the traditional bounds of painting, sculpture and architecture. Some of their work included Wrapped Coast in Australia (1968–69), Valley Curtain in Colorado (1970–72), Running Fencein California (1972–76), Surrounded Islands in Miami (1980–83), The Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris (1975–85), The Umbrellas in Japan and California (1984–91), Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin (1972–95), The Gates in New York’s Central Park (1979–2005), The Floating Piers at Italy’s Lake Iseo (2014 –16), and The London Mastaba on London’s Serpentine Lake (2016–18). . Christo’s temporary work of art in Paris, France, titled L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris), is scheduled for Sept. 18 – Oct. 3, 2021. Additionally, a major exhibition at the Center Georges Pompidou about Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work and time in Paris will be on view this year, from July 1 – Oct. 19, 2020.. In a 1958 letter Christo wrote, ‘Beauty, science and art will always triumph.’ We hold those words closely today.
His works include the packaging of the Reichstag building in Berlin and the oldest bridge in Paris, the stretching of 38-kilometer canvas curtains in California and the installation of canvas portals in Central Park in New York.
This year, Christo was planning a new project in Paris. The Bulgarian-born artist would “wrap” the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital.
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