CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (16 articles)
christo and jeanne-claude have created some of the most visually breathtaking works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. from early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects such as 'valley curtain' in colorado, 'surrounded islands' in miami, 'wrapped reichstag' in berlin, or 'the gates' in new york’s central park, the artists have transcended the traditional bounds of painting, sculpture and architecture. in 2017, christo and jeanne claude were awarded THE DESIGN PRIZE in the category of SOCIAL IMPACT for their ‘floating piers’ project in italy. together they changed the concept of 'public art' by creating temporary works that are truly transitory by design. jeanne-claude passed away in november 2009, and on may 31, 2020, christo also passed away at his home in new york city.