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artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born in the same
hour on the same day, June 13, 1935. Christo Vladimirov
Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, of a Bulgarian
industrialist family. Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon
was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of a French military
family. The couple first met in Paris in 1958, while
Christo was working on Packages and Wrapped Objects.
Their only child, the poet Cyril Christo, was born May
11, 1960. In 1964, the artists moved to New York City,
which has been their home ever since.
For decades, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have inspired
the world with their art, which has been displayed on
four continents and seen by millions. Other works by
the artists include Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95;
The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85; Surrounded Islands,
Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83; Running
Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76;
and Valley Curtain, Grand Hogback, Rifle, Colorado,
Top image: Christo and Jeanne-Claude:
Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami,
Photo: Wolfgang Volz. © Christo 1983.
Bottom image: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Pont
Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Photo: Wolfgang Volz.
© Christo 1985.
For more information about Christo and
Jeanne-Claude please visit www.christojeanneclaude.net