Christo
1935–2020

Introduction

Bulgarian-born, but American citizen from 1973. Known for his 'empaquetage' (packaging) in which objects or buildings are wrapped. His ambitious projects include wrapping the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin. Also known for his landscape projects such as the "Running Fence" in California. Creates large-scale installation pieces with his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

Country of birth

Bulgaria

Roles

Artist, architect, conceptual artist, environmental artist, installation artist, multimedia artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500115266

Names

Christo, Christo Javacheff, Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Javaceff Christo, Vladimirov Javacheff Christo, Javacheff Christo, Christo Javatcheff, Christ Javačev, Christo Javačev, Christo Wladimirow Jawatscheff, C. Mavromichali, יאוואצ'ף כריסטו, كريستو،

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