#christo photos & videos

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I’ve never seen anything exactly like the remarkable @bobbyabrahamson project — photographing with a compassionate eye (on a 4x5 camera with outdated Polaroid film ) 400+ of his wildly diverse neighbors in the gritty St. John’s district where Bobby lives in North Portland — AND THEN hanging them ALL above and around a park in the center of St. John’s — AND THEN inviting the subjects to come by and take the photographs home to keep! What you see here is @roberta_margolis shooting an iPhone pic of @bobbyabrahamson in front of his photos zigzagging behind him in all directions. It strangely reminds me of the RUNNING FENCE project that @lynn .l.leeson managed for Christo and Jeanne-Claude where the hanging sheets and steel components were given to the ranchers who provided the land on which the site-specific art work was so spectacularly constructed. #christo #runningfence

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The Honeycrisp apple from our local orchard was the inspiration for tonight’s cocktail. Also a trip to the Big Apple back in the winter of 2005 to experience Christo and Jeanne Claude’s “Gates.” Very loosely based on a Manhattan, with fresh cider from the same orchard, it was perfect for this overcast fall evening. The plum bitters have a cinnamon quality that reminds me of baked apples. 🍎🗽🍎🗽🍎🗽🍎🗽🍎 the Honeycrisp Manhattan 1 1/2 ounces New York Apple Whisky 1 ounce Wild Turkey American Honey 1/2 ounce Calvados 2 ounces fresh apple cider 2 dashes Fee Bros plum bitters Stirred in a mixing glass and poured into an ice filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with honeycrisp apple slices and a Luxardo cherry. #manhattan #bigapple #christo #cocktailporn #covidcocktails #applecocktails #applecocktail #shaworchards #wildturkeydistillery #wildturkeyamericanhoneywhiskey #newyorkapplewhiskey #cocktailartist #cocktailart

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looking forward to the trip to brazil in april. . . . . #anticipation #trip #brasil #rio #riodejaneiro #lookingforward #april #brother #sister #family #christo

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Christo et Jeanne-Claude. Paris! Centre Pompidou. Du 01.07.20 au 19.10.20. En 1985, Christo emballe le pont Neuf. Mais avant de voir l'œuvre s'incarner, il aura fallu que Jeanne-Claude et Christo s'arment de patience ! C'est cette entreprise que raconte l'exposition qui regroupe les premiers travaux de l'artiste et les plans techniques, maquettes et dessins préparatoires de l'emballage du pont Neuf. L'exposition tient surtout par le documentaire d'environ 1h projeté en milieu de parcours "Christo in Paris" de David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke. On y découvre un couple d'artistes très amoureux, drôles, extravagants, dont la grande complicité transparaît à chaque instant. Une exposition intéressante pour découvrir l'artiste, où plutôt ce couple d'artistes attachant, mais aussi la grande technicité que requiert la mise en place de leurs œuvres. Un beau prélude à l'emballage de l'Arc de Triomphe prévu en 2021 ! -------‐-- In 1985, Christo wrapped up the Pont Neuf. But to finalize this project, the artist and his wife Jeanne-Claude had to be patient and tenacious. This exhibition tries to explain this artistic adventure through technical drawings, photographs, preparatory studies, etc. The most interesting part of it is the 1-hour documentary "Christo in Paris" shown midway in the exhibition. You will discover every aspect of the issues the couple had to face to complete this project. A great exhibition to discover Christo but also Jeanne Claude and the complicity of these 2 funny, mischievous personalities. It also enlightens the technicity to complete these art installations. A nice prologue to the wrap up of the Arc de Triomphe that will take place in 2021 ! #art #insta_art #beautiful #picoftheday #museum #musee #exhibition #exposition #paris #pontneuf #christoandjeanneclaude #christo #wrapup #arcdetriomphe #centrepompidou #pompidou

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A SYMBOL OF HARDWORK: “Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said in a statement posted to their Facebook page following his death on May 31st. . Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude were artists noted for their large-scale, site-specific environmental installations, often large landmarks and landscape elements wrapped in fabric, including the Wrapped Reichstag, The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Running Fence in California, Valley Curtain (pictured here ) in Colorado, and The Gates in New York’s Central Park. . I love this quote. It not only embodies Christo’s work and approach to art, but my Dad’s philosophy in curating exhibits over the course of his more than 30 year career at the Oakland Museum. . No issue was too big nor artist to great to bring to 1000 Oak Street. . He was very proud of this poster that hung on the wall of his home for decades. . When you work hard on bringing what seems like an impossible project to life, in the end, you’re very proud of what you were able to accomplish. . My father impressed upon me the importance of hard work, creativity, and going after your dreams no matter how big or how out-of-reach they may seem. . For that reason, I’m very proud to be able to keep and display this very meaningful and sentimental piece on my wall. . I believe my late father would appreciate the gesture as well. . #christo #jeanneclaude #christoandjeanneclaude #artwork #environmentalart #fabric #valleycurtain #oaklandmuseum #exhibit #blastfromthepast #symbolicart #sentimental #art #loveyoudad

4 hours ago

CHRISTO (1935-2020 ) Handprint I - IX 2020 @christojeanneclaude @cahiersdart #christo

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CHRISTO (1935-2020 ) @cahiersdart Extract from Christo's last interview by Staffan Ahrenberg, Lorenza Giovanelli and Hans Ulrich Obrist May 2020: Christo: When I arrived in Paris in 1958, I’d just started to learn French and to read Sartre and Camus. I was fascinated by L’Étranger by Camus, the first book I read in French: Who was he? Who was l’Étranger? That same year I did a painting that shows my handprint stamped on a piece of paper, and on top of the canvas it reads “L’Etranger.” It’s incredible how much time has passed: 1958! That painting was not inspired by Camus’ book alone, it originated from many things: I was born a foreigner, yet I was a political refugee, I was stateless, and, not least, I can’t remember how many times, after I escaped from Bulgaria, I was fingerprinted! Each time I had to cross a border and, of course, each time I needed a refugee card. “My” L’Étranger really tells a lot about my life in those days... #christo #cahiersdart @fondationbeyeler #samuelkeller #isabelamora

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In 1958 Christo started to create wrapped objects like this package, in which he took common items and obscured their form and contents with fabric, paper, plastic, and rope. A few years after beginning this series, the artist moved to Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, where he lived and worked until his death earlier this year. Inspired by his downtown surroundings, Christo continued to produce wrapped objects that echoed the abandoned storefronts and other leftover fragments of the city's environment he encountered in his daily life. If you're planning your next trip to the Museum, be sure to see this work in our exhibition Around Day's End: Downtown New York, 1970–1986, on view through November 1. — #Christo , Package on Hand Truck, 1973. Metal, tarpaulin, wood and rope, 50 7/8 × 26 5/8 × 31 3/4 in. (129.2 × 67.6 × 80.6 cm ). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht Saalfield 74.74. © Christo 1981

7 hours ago

Que el arte de un refugiado búlgaro sea embalar objetos tiene mucho sentido para mí desde lo psicológico. Desde el punto de vista artístico las explicaciones y objetivos son otros: desvelar la magnitud y la forma del objeto envuelto, ofrecer una segunda piel que permita una nueva mirada. La entrada a la exposición de Christo y Jeanne Claude es un poco fría, inconexa y poco impactante pero llegas a la sala de proyección y... La película documental de los hermanos Maysles es la obra maestra clave para comprender la envergadura del proyecto sobre el Pont Neuf. Es un documento de la historia de amor de Christo y Jeanne Claude, de la sociedad parisina, del panorama político, del significado del arte. Me ha hecho reír, libremente, como merecen la incorrección política de los personajes, el retrato de la sociedad parisina y las anécdotas de la vida de pareja. El documental se hizo a finales de los 80 por los hermanos Maysles, es moderno, natural y actual, muy fácil de exportar a nuestra narrativa. Albert y David Maysles son los padres del Direct Cinema y Godard calificó a Albert como el mejor cámara de América, casi ná. Decidme si no son auténticos todos los filmados. La abuelita dulce que critica la obra y dice que si no saben qué hacer con el dinero que se lo den, el señor que espeta “usted habría estado en contra del Pont Neuf cuando lo construyeron”, el joven que asalta lo conversación para confesar que el Pont Neuf así le hace llorar, los novios que se besan y luego se abofetean, la reflexión de la periodista (con esa maravillosa camisa blanca, importante ) y la de Jeanne Claude sobre su vida con y sin Christo... Repasar la filmografía de los Maysles es una lista interesante para este otoño. Si queréis empezar por "Christo en París" tenéis el enlace arriba. #christo #jeanneclaude #georgespompidou #art #culture #pontneuf #documentary #maysles #wrap #materiallight #lavieparisienne #jacqueschirac #lamairiedeparis #artecontemporaneo #landart #contemporaryart #directcinema #mayslesbrothers #christoinparis #filmmaker #nonfictionfilm #cinemaverite #paris #emballagedupontneuf

7 hours ago

Special edition and very wonderful Hommage à CHRISTO. Published by Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Design consultant Mike Meiré I love it! #christo #cahiersdart #mikemeiré #meiréundmeiré #legend Éditions Cahiers d’Art, Paris 2020

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The absurdity of creating an artificial impasse between two worlds is precisely what artist #Christo and #JeanneClaude sought to evoke. On the night of June 27, 1962, they installed a wall of colorful oil #barrels on #RueVisconti in Paris, blocking the passage in #publicspace . There were multiple reasons behind this action. Christo is of #Bulgarian origin, and his family suffered directly under that #communist regime. So he felt personally affected by the elevation of the #IronCurtain . This piece was also created in the context of the #AlgerianWar , in which a week of #barricades had left their mark. This could extend to the Algerian War in general with the demonstrations by the #FLN and their supporters, followed by the #October17 #1961 massacre in Paris.  -- 1. Projet du mur provisoire de tonneaux metalliques (Rue Visconti, Paris 6 ) Collage 1961, Two collaged photographs. Photo: Shunk-Kender © 1961 Christo 2. Wall of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62 Photo: Jean-Dominique Lajoux © 1962 Christo 3. Exhibition View,  Christo et Jeanne-Claude Paris ! at #centrePompidou 2020 #conceptualart #wrapped #package #artinpublicspace

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Christo - Show Cases, Show Windows & Store Windows, 1963-66. Cahiers d’Art, Paris #christo #cahiersdart @cahiersdart

10 hours ago

“it appears to be monumental only because it’s art.” Christo The London Mastaba, Hyde Park, London, 2016-2018 #christo #londonmastaba #gatheredbyart

12 hours ago

Sometimes #christo visits our living room

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🇬🇧 Exceptional webinar around Christo with 🔸 Sophie Duplaix (curator of the contemporary collections at Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, and curator of the exhibition 'Christo et Jeanne-Claude, Paris!' ). 🔸 Laure Martin-Poulet (art historian and president of the Arc de Triomphe project by Christo in 2021 ). 🔸Vladimir Yavachev (Christo's nephew and director of the wrapped Arc de Triomphe project by Christo ). The Gaze of a Parisienne In partnership with @spiritnowlondon @mlaurect Register by mail ( in bio ) 🗓 Sunday 27 September at 5:30 pm (UK 🇬🇧 time ) - 6:30 (🇫🇷 time ) Christo et Jeanne-Claude Paris ! . 💛🧡❤️ Exposition ouvre aujourd’hui ses portes. 1er juillet - 19 octobre @centrepompidou #christo #christoandjeanneclaude #lepontneuf #pontneuf #centrepompidou #beaubourg #thegazeofaparisienne #thegaze #beauxartsmag #expoparis #whatisee #whatiseenow #expochristo #arcdetriomphe

21 hours ago

Fiz essa foto do Cristo que fica em frente à Igreja de N S da Piedade - Joaquim Torres - Fortaleza- Brazil #fortaleza #christo #jesuscristo #jesuschrist #joaquimtavora

21 hours ago

Fiz essa foto do Cristo que fica em frente à Igreja de N S da Piedade - Joaquim Torres - Fortaleza- Brazil #fortaleza #christo #jesuscristo #jesuschrist #joaquimtavora

22 hours ago

shelter in place... #willis #covidtimes #christo

22 hours ago

Keeping them progress pics coming (Slide for detail pics ) This one has been evolving over the year. Been putting in time daily on this piece lately fueled by the new release of #Spilligion @jidsv @wowgr8deluxe @johnnyvenus @meraba @swingmanjb @tischristo @arilennox @6lack @spillagevillage Check out the new album, you can tell how much work went into this project. Incredible production, instant classic. #newrelease #jid #earthgang #dreamville #jcole #christo #151rum #bacardi #hiphop #music #Inspired #art #painting #artist #creative #covid #visionaryartist #snake #waves #ocean #rap #ATL #spillagevillage #nwartist #portlandartists #blackexcellence ✊🏾 #blackartists #BLM #blacklivesmatter

23 hours ago

Art Front Selection 2020 autumn  #中谷ミチコ   #MichikoNakatani #椛田ちひろ   #ChihiroKabata #小野耕石   #KousekiOno #金氏徹平   #TeppeiKaneuji #クリスト   #CHRISTO 奥のお部屋に、 #藤堂 さん #久野彩子 さん作品も。


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Christo & Jeanne Claude / Valley Curtain / 1972 🔥 photo: Wolfgang Volz 🖤 #christo #jeanneclaude #christojeanneclaude #contemporaryinstallation #abstractsonfire #valleycurtain

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“Fotografare è porre sulla stessa linea di mira la mente, gli occhi e il cuore”, diceva Bresson. 📸 🔥 Una mira ben a fuoco, quella di #HarryShunk e #Ja ́nosKender, su mente, occhi, cuore...e sull’Arte: con i loro scatti i due fotografi ci lasciano un'inestimabile testimonianza del mondo dell'arte d'avanguardia e intimi ritratti dei suoi più celebri rappresentanti, tra cui #Warhol , #Christo , #Klein . 👉🏼Shunk-Kender, L'arte attraverso l'obiettivo (1957-1983 ). Fino al 20 settembre al @masilugano , presso gli spazi rinnovati di #PalazzoReali . #thegirlinthegallery #artexhibition #adv

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠ OPENING TOMORROW CHRISTO Cahiers d’Art is proud to present the very last exhibition that Christo (1935 - 2020 ) envisioned during his lifetime, and his last publication. ‘Show Cases, Show Windows & Store Fronts — 1963-1966’ opens tomorrow, 23 September. For the exhibition, Christo wanted to look back on his earlier works and highlight a selection of his ‘Show Cases, Show Windows and Store Fronts’ created during the ‘60s. On this occasion, the iconic Cahiers d’Art vitrine has been transformed into an unprecedented ‘Store Front’, with the covered windows realised by Christo’s Studio according to the artist’s instructions, provided before his passing. Christo first created his ‘Show Windows’ and ‘Store Fronts’ in Paris in 1963. He purchased small cases at a flea market and reworked these finds by adding fabric, Kraft paper, some lighting, or by covering the interior with satin or silk. These works represent a turning point in Christo’s practice, in which his artworks are realised in truly architectural dimensions. This exhibition at Cahiers d’Art presents a selection of rarely-shown historic works, which reveal an intimate and enigmatic facet of the artist. With these closed vitrines, in which the interior is rendered inaccessible to the onlooker, Christo plays on the viewer’s desire to see: “I think of that process as something that comes from a sort of ‘voyeuristic’ idea.” In his last interview, published in the forthcoming Cahiers d’Art Revue, Christo, amused, said, “You can’t see what’s behind the door, neither can you open the door, and it’s like you’re witnessing a change of status, a transformation that questions the meaning and the function of the architecture itself.” @christojeanneclaude @staffanahrenberg @hansulrichobrist #christo #christojeanneclaude #christoandjeanneclaude #showcases #showwindows #storefronts #exhibition #modernart #contemporaryart #architecture #larevuedescahiersdart #cahiersdart

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“Todos estos proyectos tienen esta fuerte dimensión de faltar, de borrarse a sí mismos [...], desaparecerán, como nuestra infancia, nuestra vida. Crean una intensidad tremenda cuando están allí por unos días”. (Christo ) . “All these projects have this strong dimension of missing, of self-effacement … they will go away, like our childhood, our life. They create a tremendous intensity when they are there for a few days.” (Christo ) . 📸 @oscarrivilla Fashion: top and pants by Humanoid courtesy from @pez_tienda ; sandals by @birkenstock courtesy by @finallypress . . #art #arte #christoandjeanneclaude #christo @christojeanneclaude #arteefimero #carolinaverd

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Impressionen aus dem Werftalltag. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In so einer #Werftphase wird fast alles auf den Kopf gestellt. Alles wird auseinander gebaut, erneuert, überholt oder überarbeitet und dann wieder zusammengesetzt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Momentan liegt ein Teil der Ausstattung in der #Landlast (kurz: LaLa ) in Kiel, andere Dinge sind in Käfigverschlägen in der Trockenlast in Wolgast untergebracht. Wieder andere Sachen stehen und liegen in Gitterboxen in Containern auf dem hiesigen Werftgelände oder sind im Bootsbüro eingelagert. Manche Sachen sind aber zu groß, zu schwer und zu sperrig für eine Gitterbox. Die Anker und Ankerketten liegen beispielsweise auf dem Werftgelände. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Und nun haben wir unsere Motorrerrettungsboote wieder. Die waren zur Überholung und Instandsetzung und sind quasi wie neu. Beinahe "kampfwertgesgeigert", aber eigentlich nur mit einem neuen Getriebe. Bevor sie aber zurück auf den Tender können, dauert es noch ein bisschen. Solange der Tender noch aussieht wie der von #Christo eingehüllte #Reichstag , stehen die beiden MRBs also hoch und trocken und warten auf ihren Einsatz. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bald heißt es dann wieder einräumen. Dann werden die Container, Gitterboxen, Umzugskartons und -kisten zurück an Bord gebracht. Alles wird wieder eingeräumt und unsere geliebte #Beule wird wieder in Beschlag genommen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bundeswehrungeschminkt #socialmediadivision #meerfuerdich #navylife #navylove #einsatzflottille1 #tender #Unterstützungsgeschwader #lovemetender

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72 . The project consisted of stretching an orange fabric curtain 400 meters in length covering the Gap Rifle, a valley in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Carried out with considerable effort, the operation required over 23,000 square meters of fabric to hang on four steel cables, fixed on each slope at both ends of the valley to large concrete bases, weighing 200 tons each. The Valley Curtain project took 28 months to complete. "On August 11, 1972, 28 hours after completion of the Valley Curtain, a gale estimated in excess of 60 mph (96.6 kph ) made it necessary to start the removal". A symbol, never necessarily symbolic in Christo, but that lasted for a time frame that became symbolic. An effort that took 28 months to complete, and 28 were also the hours the work was able to endure, that spontaneously translated into a poetic expression of the unique quality of transience. However this was the most impressive piece of Land Art that Christo and Jeanne-Claude had built until then. In 1974, directors Albert and David Maysles made a 28-minute documentary about this work, entitled Christo's Valley Curtain: it was nominated at the Oscars for best documentary short. I saw it last night, it's available on youtube if you want to see it too 🧡. . Ph: Wolfgang Volz © 1972 Christo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #christo #christojeanneclaude #christoandjeanneclaude #art #contemporaryart #colorado #landart #artecontemporanea #photography #instart #artofinstagram #artoftheday #artist #artsy #instaart #instaartist #instagood #photooftheday #arte #kunst #contemporaryartist #abstract #artlife #artoninstagram