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November 23, 2009


"We want to create works of joy and beauty."

"The temporality of a work of art creates a feeling of fragility, vulnerability and an urgency to be seen, as well as a presence of the missing, because we know it will be gone tomorrow.

"The quality of love and tenderness that human beings have towards what will not last - for instance the love and tenderness we have for childhood and our lives - is a quality we want to give to our work as an additional aesthetic quality."

Jeanne-Claude, the collaborator with Christo on their environmental art projects for the past 51 years, died last week.

Visit their website for further information about their work.

Wrapped Trees
Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park
Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-1998

Wrapped Coast
Little Bay, Australia, 1968-1969

Also, the VRC holds a number of videos about the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Images of their work can be found at AAEL VRC Images and through ARTstor.

Quotes from interview with Jeanne-Claude and Christo, 2002 and press release December 3, 1998. Images from their website.

Posted by sgarrett at November 23, 2009 12:09 PM


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