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➕Musée YVES SAINT LAURENT Marrakech
📌AOF PRELIMINARY JUDGING 2019 l MAY24
WOMEN – “Christo. Femmes 1962-1968”
Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo has spent the last 60 years repeatedly redefining the parameters of installation and land art, creating a body of work that defies categorization and recognizes no limit to possibility.
Oil barrels (1962) were a particular focus of their early work in Paris - on the one hand, they were cheap and easy to stack to formally imposing effect on the other, their normal function alluded to the West’s dependency on oil, opening up a frame of reference that encompassed politics, economics, and environmental matters.
The artists moved to New York (1964), eventually acquiring American citizenship. They developed their own enterprise. In order to maintain artistic independence, they sold preparatory drawings and models to finance larger projects.
Any space, from city streets to desert valleys, can become a canvas for Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Christo still self-funds everything he does this way, accepting no subsidies or official partnerships -Digby Warde-Aldam for Artsy.net - June 18, 2018
The 84-year old artist will finally achieve the Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project, initiated in 1962, to wrap the Arch of Triumph in Paris with 25,000 square meters of silvery blue recyclable fabric in the Fall 2020, while the Centre Pompidou will highlight his work in the Spring 2020.
Photo | Collage 1967 - La Fille Avec Chapeau Empaquetée et Deux Empaquetages (ou La Fille avec 3 Empaquetages), for Opening Night Fashion Show, Museum of Merchandise, Art Council, Philadelphia