Christo (b. 1935-2020, Bulgaria) is famous for his unique artistic process of wrapping found objects and architecture in cloth. From the West Coast of the USA to the far Eastern coast of Japan, Christo has encased the world in his art. Expanding the walls of the gallery into wide open space, his work has transformed “The Gates,” in Central Park, the coast of Little Bay in Sydney, Australia, and L'Arc de Triomphe in Paris, among countless other projects. These ephemeral constructions are forever documented in photographs, striking illustrations, and lithographs made by Christo and sold to fund future projects.
Christo attended the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and then fled to Vienna in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He then moved to Paris where he began exhibiting his works with the nouveaux réalistes, and met his wife and life-long collaborator, Jean Claude in 1959. Five years later, they moved to New York City where they continued to embark on the large-scale installations that defined their intertwined careers. Today, Christo and Jean Claude’s collaborations are found in numerous prestigious institutions, including the Guggenheim (New York), the Tate (London), and the Art Institute of Chicago.
- 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.
Black Rock EditionsA Print Showcase 25 Feb - 4 Jun 2022Black Rock Editions is a two-year-old Santa Fe print house, but its roots stretch back 50 years and across the nation. This print exhibition celebrates Black Rock’s founding and explores the storied history of its legendary forebear, Landfall Press. Historic Landfall prints by legendary artists commingle with brand new works from Black Rock’s roster of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women artists, highlighting the nascent print house’s intersectional vision for the future of printmaking.
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...
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...