Hatje Cantzin kustantama Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects tutustuttaa lukijan maailmankuulun taiteilijapariskunnan elämään ja tuotantoon. Samana päivänä syntyneet bulgarialaistaustainen Christo Vladimirov Javacheff ja marokkolainen Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon tutustuivat Pariisissa 1950-luvulla ja aloittivat pitkän, kiehtovan yhteistyön. Pariskunta tuli tunnetuiksi etenkin massiivisista tilataideteoksistaan, joissa he paketoivat kuuluisia maamerkkejä ja maisemakohteita eri materiaaleihin. Jörg Schellmannin toimittamassa teoksessa on 280 sivua, ja sen kieli on englanti.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: the man with the glasses and the woman with the red hair. Each one was born on the same day in 1935, and this unusual artist couple worked together until Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009, changing the art world in the process. In large-scale actions they enveloped buildings and entire landscapes in various materials, revealing at the same time their essence and beauty. In order to finance these enormous works of art by themselves, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began making editions early on in their career—prints, collages, and objects. This completely revised, expanded, and updated catalogue of works, Prints and Objects, is testimony to the artist’s impressive scope and to their courage. Who else would have had the idea of building a 120-meter-tall truncated pyramid out of 410,000 oil barrels in the desert of the United Arab Emirates?
Christo (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009) were an artist couple who became known from the 1960s onwards primarily for their jointly realized spectacular wrapping projects, such as the wrapping of the Reichstag building, the Valley Curtains, and most recently Christo alone with the Floating Piers.