Wolfgang Volz
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude have wrapped places and monuments all over the globe with miles of fabric in grand projects. Shown here is Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    In 1985 duo wrapped up the historic Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, which connects the left and right banks with the Île de la Cité
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    To properly cover the bridge a team of 300 workers had to use 454,178 square feet of fabric.
    Wolfgang Volz
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    In February 2005 "The Gates" opened in Central Park in New York creating a very different kind of winter wonderland with 7,503 saffron colored "Gates" sprinkled throughout the park. The "Gates" was the last completed work the pair did before Jeanne-Claude died in 2009.
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    The massive public art installation covered miles of footpaths in Central Park. Each "Gate" measured 16-feet tall and varied in width.
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    The duo's 1991 piece, "Umbrellas," literally spanned continents. The pair used yellow and blue umbrellas to decorate both the Japanes and California countryside.
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    In 1995 the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany was completely wrapped in over a million square feet of shimmering silver fabric.
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  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Best Artwork

    The building was completely wrapped for two weeks despite several delays due to strong wind and rain.
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