About The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Project for Paris II :
Lithograph, signed by Christo
52 x 52 cm
About the project:
On September 22, 1985, a group of 300 professional workers completed the temporary work of art The Pont Neuf Wrapped. In particular, they had deployed 41,800 square meters of woven polyamide fabric, silky in appearance and golden sandstone in color. The fabric was restrained by 13 kilometers of rope and secured by 12.1 tons of steel chains encircling the base of each tower, one meter underwater.
All expenses for The Pont Neuf Wrapped were borne by the artists as in their other projects through the sale of preparatory drawings and collages as well as earlier works. Moreover, the artists did not accept sponsorship of any kind.
About Christo & Jeanne-Claude:
Christo was born on June 13, 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. He left Bulgaria in 1956, first to Prague, Czechoslovakia, and then escaped to Vienna, Austria, in 1957, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland. In 1958, Christo went to Paris. There he met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, who was not only his wife but life partner in the creation of monumental environmental works of art. Jeanne-Claude passed away on November 18, 2009. Christo died on May 31, 2020 at his home in New York City, where he lived for 56 years.
From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork transcended the traditional bounds of painting, sculpture, and architecture. They have worked in Sydney, Colorado, California, Miami, Paris, Japan, Berlin, New York’s Central Park, Italy and London’s Serpentine Lake.
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