Christo & Jeanne Claude

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Christo & Jeanne Claude

In 1935 Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff) was born in Gabrov, Bulgaria and in the same year his artist companion and wife Jeanne-Claude in Casablanca, Morocco.
Christo studied at the Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Jeann-Claude dedicated her studies to latin and philosophy in Tunis.
The first artistic gettogether took place in 1958 in Paris, where the first Packages and Wrapped Objects were created by Christo. First in 1961 the artistic couple started to collaborate on projects like Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside Packages in Cologne, Germany.
In 1964 the couple moves to New York and under the next five decades they came to realize several well known projects worldwide.
Jeanne-Claude dies in 2009 in New York, Christo continues to work as a solo artist.