Christo’s and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped constructions and installations brought about public awareness requiring the cooperation of authorities and various agencies, but this made it incredibly challenging as a form of public art. The proceeds from sales of Christo’s illustrations and designs prepared for the work itself made it possible for the two artists to finance their projects. My very first encounter of Christo’s work was the exhibition in London’s wonderful Annely Juda Gallery, of the Surrounded Islands work in Biscayne Bay, Florida and then the Running Fence, amongst others. The making of the Running Fence film was also shown at the AA, by our then Studio master Andrew Minchin.
Christo’s and Jeanne-Claude’s work is regularly exhibited and supported at Annely-Juda Gallery in London.
All photos courtesy the artist, the photographer and tumbler rights reserved.