Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Monumental Public Art Spotlighted in New Book

Taschen has released a new book chronicling the decades-long career of the late iconic artist couple, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the couple’s monumental public art and large-scale installations that included wrapping the Reichstag in fabric and installing 7,503 “gates” across 23 miles of pathways in New York City’s Central Park.

Part catalogue and part biography, the book offers hundreds of photographs including early drawings, plans for future projects and family photos. Imagery of works in progress such as The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates and L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped, Paris are also spotlighted.

“From the smallest of the Packages made in Paris in the early 1960s, to the delicate pattern of hundreds of branches embraced by a translucent fabric veil… in Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s works there is nothing abstract, nothing imagined; it is all there—corporeal and tangible,” as per a statement by Lorenza Giovanelli.

Head to Taschen’s website to purchase a book now for $25 USD.

Elsewhere in art, JR unveiled a new large-scale mural at the iconic Pacaembú Sports Complex in São Paulo, Brazil.
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