CHRISTO’S ARC

Christo (1935–2020)—whose works with Jeanne-Claude include Running Fence in northern California and The Gates in New York’s Central Park—was at work on another “project for Paris” at the time of his death. L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE, WRAPPED is scheduled for presentation in autumn 2021.

A complementary exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou will retrace Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s years in Paris from 1958 to 1964, as well as the story of The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Project for Paris, 1975-85.

From top: Christo on the Quai de la Tournelle, Paris, 1962, photograph by Jeanne-Claude; Christo, Running Fence drawing, 1976; Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, 1976, photograph by Wolfgang Volz; Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 2005, photograph by Volz; Christo, The Gates (Project for 11.000 Gates, Central Park, New York City), 1980 drawing in charcoal and pencil; Christo, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l’Etoile–Charles de Gaulle, 2019 collage, pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Volz, and tape on brown board; Christo, L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l’Etoile–Charles de Gaulle, 2019 drawing in two parts, pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, architectural and topographic survey, map and tape, private collection; Jeanne-Claude on the Pont de la Tournelle, Paris, 1962, photograph by Christo. Photographs of drawings by André Grossmann; images courtesy and © the estate of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

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