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Christo: The Gates, a 2005 installation in Central Park, New York
Photographed by Derek Jeffus


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[Bulgarian-born American Environmental Artist, born in 1935]

• Also known as:  Christo Javacheff
• Relationships: Husband and collaborator of Jeanne-Claude.
• Browse all:  Bulgarian artists / American artists  /  environmental artists

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Original works by Christo available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Home Page:
The Art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City. Drawing in 2 parts, 2003

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteChristo at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Running Fence, Project for Sonoma County and Marin County, State of California, drawing

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, Australia

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Running Fence, graphite, pastel, charcoal, fabric collage, 1976

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
2 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indiana State University Art Collection

Jacobs Gallery at Georgetown College, Kentucky
Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Florida)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Wrapped Motorcycle/Sidecar, Project for Harley-Davidson 1933 VL Model, 1997

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Musée d'Art Contemporain - MAC, Marseilles, France (in French)  

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (in Italian)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Orange Store Front

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Packed coast. Little Bay, Australia

S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Packed Armchair, 1964-65

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Wrapped Floors / Project for the Hans Lange Museum, 1983

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Wrapped Reichstag, 1994

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database

California State University WorldImages Database

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1999

PBase Photo Sharing
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Pont Neuf Wrappped - Paris
Wrapped Reichstag - Berlin

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           Flickr: "Christo"   
Google Images: "Christo"   
Bing Images: "Christo"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
5 photos of Christo & Jeanne-Claude, with Mayor Michael Bloomburg, at the opening of The Gates

Time Magazine Cover Archive
Planet Earth

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Christo  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Christo: The Gates

Frieze Magazine
"Wrap it Up -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Reichstag Project"

Journal of Contemporary Art Online
Interview with the artist

Salon Magazine
Profile of the artist's career

Christo at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1973 interview from the Oral History project

The New York Observer
"Saffron Succotash! Those Absurd Gates A Blight on Art, City", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Gated", 2005 article by Peter Schjeldahl

The Wall Street Journal
"It's a Wrap: Mayor Bloomberg lets Christo loose in Central Park"

Tate Channel
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River (2005)

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
Lots more videos of "The Gates", apparently one of the world's best-documented art installations

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
Christo and Jeanne-Claude speaking with a school group somewhere

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography

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The Gates: Project for Central Park

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection


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