Sunday, August 10, 2014
The artist Christo, known professionally by his given name only, gained global attention for his unique large-scale environmental installations. Studying art in Prague, Vienna, and Paris, he began experimenting with wrapping sculptures, which became a hallmark of the art he pursued with wife and creative partner, the late Jeanne-Claude. As his career has progressed, his projects have grown grander in scaler, such as his twenty-four-mile fabric fence in Sonoma, California, and Wrapped Reichstag, Project for Berlin, in which he wrapped the Reichstag, the center of Germany’s government, with thousands of yards of silver fabric. Christo is currently working on what will be the largest sculpture in the world, The Mastaba, in Abu Dhabi.