Size: 20 x 19.5 inches
About The Artists:
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude are a married couple who created environmental works of art. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the same day, June 13, 1935; Christo in Bulgaria and Jeanne-Claude in Morocco. They first met in Paris in October 1958 when Christo painted a portrait of Jeanne-Claude's mother. They then fell in love through creating art work together.
Their works include the wrapping of the wrapping of buildings, bridges, islands, gates, and parks in fabrics, often yellow or orange hued. Their works are spectacular, take years to plan and install, and are ever only temporary.
Although their work is visually impressive and often controversial as a result of its scale, the artists have repeatedly denied that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic impact. The purpose of their art, they contend, is to create works of art for joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. To his critics, Christo replies, "I am an artist, and I have to have courage ... Do you know that I don't have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they're finished. Only the preparatory drawings and collages are left, giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain."
About Christo + Jeanne Claude's Yellow Umbrella Project: At sunrise, on October 9, 1991, Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 1,880 workers began to open the 3,100 umbrellas in Ibaraki and California, in the presence of the artists at both sites. This Japan-USA temporary work of art reflected the similarities and differences in the ways of life and the use of the land in two inland valleys, one 12 miles (19 kilometers) long in Japan, and the other 18 miles (29 kilometers) long in the USA. (For more information, please see: http://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-umbrellas?view=info)
Poster, printed on Arches paper, is in excellent condition, embossed and ready to frame.