Tag Archives: Christo


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.


Join ART-RITE founding co-editor Walter Robinson, Pat Steir, Robin Winters, moderator Carlo McCormick, and host Jeffrey Deitch for a panel discussion and launch of the facsimile reprint of ART-RITE.

Collected in a 600-plus-page volume, this co-publication of Primary Information and Printed Matter contains all twenty issues of the newsprint magazine edited by Robinson, Edit DeAk, and Joshua Cohn—who would leave after issue 7—between 1973 and 1978.

(DeAk, Robinson, Sol LeWitt, and Lucy Lippard were among Printed Matter’s 1976 co-founders.)

Contributors to ART-RITE included Vito Acconci, Kathy Acker, Bas Jan Ader, Laurie Anderson, David Antin, John Baldessari, Jennifer Bartlett, Gregory Battcock, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Christian Boltanski, AA Bronson, Marcel Broodthaers, Trisha Brown, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren, Scott Burton, Ulises Carrión, Judy Chicago, Lucinda Childs, Christo, Diego Cortez, Hanne Darboven, Agnes Denes, Ralston Farina, Richard Foreman, Peggy Gale, Gilbert and George, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Leon Golub, Guerrilla Art Action Group, Julia Heyward, Nancy Holt, Ray Johnson, Joan Jonas, Richard Kern, Lee Krasner, Shigeko Kubota, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Babette Mangolte, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rosemary Mayer, Annette Messager, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Brian O’Doherty, Genesis P-Orridge, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Judy Pfaff, Lil Picard, Yvonne Rainer, Dorothea Rockburne, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Serra, Sylvia Sleigh, Jack Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, Holly Solomon, Naomi Spector, Nancy Spero, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle, Alan Vega, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Robert Wilson, and Irene von Zahn.


Tuesday, December 10, at 7 pm.

Jeffrey Deitch

18 Wooster Street, New York City.

From top: Art-Rite (2); Edit DeAk, photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders; Walter Robinson, photograph by Greenfield-Sanders; Art-Rite facsimile reprint cover; Art-Rite cover by Christo; Art-Rite launch card. Images courtesy and © the photographer, Walter Robinson, Primary Information, and Printed Matter.