Selling Exhibition: 17 September–3 October 2021 • Paris

C hristo’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, will be the greatest work of public art worldwide in 2021. Sotheby’s Paris is delighted to hold The Final Christo, an exhibition of 25 works telling the story of Christo’s ultimate realization six decades after having dreamed of it.

Exhibition Times

Friday 17 September2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Saturday 18 September11.00 AM – 7.00 PM
Sunday 19 September2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Monday 20 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Tuesday 21 September10.00 AM – 8.30 PM
Wednesday 22 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Thursday 23 September10.00 AM – 8.30 PM
Friday 24 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday 25 September11.00 AM – 7.00 PM
Sunday 26 September2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Monday 27 September10.00 AM – 8.30 PM
Tuesday 28 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Wednesday 29 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Thursday 30 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Friday 1 October10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday 2 October11.00 AM – 7.00 PM
Sunday 3 October2.00 PM – 6.00 PM

This historic exhibition will take place at Sotheby’s Paris. Each work will be available for private sale with proceeds to benefit both the L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped project, and the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation, established to safeguard the artists’ legacy for future generations.

“Our work of art is a scream of freedom”

“Our work of art is a scream of freedom” was the famous rallying cry of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They systematically refused sponsorship, grants, volunteer labor, and all forms of merchandising and monetizing. “To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone”, Christo noted. His original works guaranteed this artistic independence and preserved it to the last.

Christo, L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped (Project for Paris) Place de l’Etoile – Charles de Gaulle, 2019
Photo: © André Grossmann 2019 Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation WestImage - Art Digital Studio

Christo was a master of pastel and crayon, yet he also included elements of collage such as samples of the fabric used to wrap the Arc de Triomphe. It is this multi-media approach, placing left brain and right brain in perfect suspension, that conveys his unique genius.

More information on the artists and their projects, including L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped can be found at: www.christoandjeanneclaude.net


Enquiries:

Simon Shaw
Vice Chairman
Global Fine Arts
+1 212 894 1485
simon.shaw@sothebys.com
Eddie Hautchamp
Deputy Director, Specialist
Contemporary Art
+33 1 5305 5276
eddie.hautchamp@sothebys.com

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