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Christo (aka Christo Vladimirov Javacheff)

American sculptor and environmental artist, born Bulgaria

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bulgarian-born, American citizen from 1973. Known for his 'empaquetage' (packaging) in which objects or buildings are wrapped. His ambitious projects include wrapping the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin. Also known for his landscape projects such as the "Running Fence" in California. Creates large-scale installation pieces with his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115266.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Christo (aka Christo Vladimirov Javacheff):

Christo 4th Documenta Portfolio: 5600 Cubic Meter Package, 20th century Screenprint and offset plates
Christo Preparatory design for an Installation of 1,249,000 oil drums, 1969 Photostat of drawing on wove paper
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