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The Art of Christo and Jean-Claude -- Featuring photos, information, and history authorized by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, this site was produced by three individuals who have worked on or are familiar with Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects: Jok Church, Adam Ciesielski and Von Wall. The website is divided into two parts: "Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Photo Collection" and "Adam & Jok's Photo Collection". The following chronologically arranged index to both sections provides direct access to the image and text files. Use your Back button to return to this index.

Earlier Works (1958-65) and 5,600 Cubic Meter Package, Documenta 4, Kassel (1967-68)

Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, One Million Square Feet, Sydney, Australia (1969)

Valley Curtain, Grand Hogback, Rifle, Colorado (1970-72)

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California (1972-76)

Wrapped Walk Ways, Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri (1977-78)

Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida (1980-83)

The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris (1975-85)

The Umbrellas, Japan [Blue] -- U.S.A. [Yellow] (1984-91)

Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971-95)

The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City (In Progress)

Over The River, Project for The Arkansas River, Colorado (In Progress)


KULTURBOX Wrapped Reichstag Archive -- Provides a compilation of still images by Wolfgang Volz, video images, text from the debates over the approval of the wrapping in the 211th Session of German Parliament, and text from Kunst, Symbolik und Politik: die Reichstagsverhullung als Denkanstoss (Opladen: Leske & Budrich, 1995). Another component of the site is Dem Deutschen Volke - Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Verhüllter Reichstag 1971-95. Over the years the filmcrews of Wolfram and Jörg Daniel Hissen had been following all important steps of the Reichstag project. The final result is a 98 minute film. This site contains three m-peg clips.

"Christo and Jeanne-Claude." -- In this extensive interview by Giancarlo Mantegna from the Journal of Contemporary Art Christo and Jeanne-Claude discuss the temporal character of their works, why the works are demonstrations of freedom, the ability of wrapping to reveal, and numerous other aspects of their work. (c)1995, Journal of Contemporary Art, Inc.


Other Sites of Interest

FanMail -- FanMail, a site in Luxembourg devoted to Mail Art, has a mail art exhibition celebrating the second anniversary (June 1997) of the Reichstag wrapping. Go to the Gallery of Entries.

Kunsthalle Bern -- In 1968 the Christos wrapped thier first public building, the Kunsthalle Bern. The museum shows a photograph of the wrapping on their homepage.



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