Christo's (b. 1935) early education in Soviet Socialist Realism, and his experience fleeing his home as a refugee of political revolution, informed his numerous forays into real-world politics as a primary subject and source of his artmaking.
His 35-year collaboration with the artist Jeanne-Claude, and the large-scale site-specific works they co-authored, stand out as his greatest achievements. Together, the duo created monumentally-scaled sculptures and installations that often utilized the technique of draping or wrapping large portions of existent landscapes, buildings, and industrial objects with specially engineered fabric. Christo and Jeanne-Claude made works that stand out as some of the most grandiose, ambitious, site-specific artworks ever.
Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long artwork called Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park.
- In partnership with TASCHEN Books, we offer two deluxe volumes documenting Christo and Jeanne-Claude's legendary projects The Gates and The Floating Piers. View the books.
Stitched Ink25 Jan - 23 Mar 2019Printmaking at its core is a labor-intensive and highly collaborative process. The medium’s ability to reproduce images and capture unique visual qualities has influenced numerous creative fields, from graphic design to book publishing. Printmaking disciplines have also had a profound impact on the evolution of fashion design—a rich cultural exchange...
Partners in Art | Black Rock EditionsMay 8, 2020“Our job is to see the holes, patch those up and make things better.” Early this year, married couple Steven Campbell and Christina Ziegler Campbell embarked on a mission to transform an independent print publisher into a community hub that serves underrepresented artists. They’re both veteran employees of Landfall Press , a 50-year-old print shop that was founded by Jack Lemon in Chicago and moved to Santa Fe in 2004. Landfall is a legendary operation with editioned prints by famous artists such as Christo , Vito Acconci, Claes Oldenburg, Sol...