Internationally acclaimed artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude spent more than 40 years creating highly celebrated works of art around the world. Together this unique, dynamic married couple changed the concept of “public art” by creating temporary works that are truly transitory by design.
Their son, Cyril, was born in 1960 and later married Marie Wilkinson. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s grandson, Lysander, was born in 2005. Jeanne-Claude passed away in November 2009, but Christo continues with his work on Over The River, as well as other projects. The artists’ goal has always been to create works of art of joy and beauty, without charging any viewing fees.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have never accepted, nor will Christo accept in the future, any subsidies, royalties, grants, or sponsorships of any kind for their temporary public works of art. Similarly, the artists do not make any endorsements of businesses, products, political movements, other artists, or anything else. All of the artists’ income is derived from the sale of original works of art by Christo to private collectors, galleries and museums. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always maintained a position of total artistic freedom, with no constraints or financial considerations imposed upon their works of art by any outside party.
Please click here to view a comprehensive list of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s awards, achievements and honorary degrees.
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