Essay about Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Artists

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Christo had once said “The work of art is a scream of freedom.” Christo is a sculptor who had worked with his wife until her death in 2009. Christo had financed all of his projects himself. He had raised money by selling small paintings he had created. But his main works of art were giant wrappings of different things. His favorite wrappings were buildings or places seen everday by people. By wrapping these places he was giving them a new identity. Christo has undertaken many projects. One of the most well known was of the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin. They used thick woven polypropylene fabric with an aluminum surface which was 1,076,390 sq feet. Also used 9.7 miles of rope. They only used recyclable materials as is the same for…show more content…
In 2007 and 2008, Christo and Jeanne-Claude contracted professors of engineering from Many different Universities feasibility studies about The Mastaba. The artists then hired the German engineering firm, to analyze these reports. They found a concept that was the most technically sound and innovative. The entire substructure as well as the layer of barrels will be assembled flat on the ground. Ten elevation towers will make it possible to raise the entire structure on rails to its final position. Another project that christo is still working on is the Running Fence. The Fence is 18 feet in height 24.5 miles long it extends east to west near freeway 101, north of San Francisco on the private properties of 59 ranches following the rolling hills and dropping down to the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay. The Running Fence was completed on September 10, 1976. The art project consisted of 42 months and because it was a project that was not just in one are like most of Christo's the collaborative efforts the ranchers’ participation, 18 public hearings, three sessions at the Superior Courts of California, the drafting of a 450-page Environmental Impact Report and the temporary use of the hills, the sky and the ocean. All expenses for the temporary work of art were paid by Christo and Jeanne-Claude through the sale of studies, preparatory drawings and collages, scale models and original lithographs. The artists do not accept sponsorship of

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