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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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The artwork of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, generally of a temporary nature and taking place on the grandiose scale of landscapes and entire buildings, can be difficult to describe to the unfamiliar. Fortunately, the artists' website offers readers ample views of the famous duo's massive projects. Under the artworks tab, visitors can see numerous photographs and sketched plans of the artists' works, including both their completed projects and those that were conceived but never came to fruition. Visitors can also read the artists' description of the work and its creation, and they will often find downloadable supplementary content and links to related sites. For example, Wrapped Reichstag (in which the entire Reichstag building in Berlin was wrapped in silvery fabric for two weeks) offers a PDF of the "Protocol of the Parliamentary Debate" (in German) and a link to an exhibition of documents leading to the project's creation. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a married team of American artists, originally from Bulgaria and France, respectively. After Jeanne-Claude's death in 2009, Christo has continued executing their shared visions, with the latest project, The London Mastaba, currently on display in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-21
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0921

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