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.
Christo’s L’Arc de Triomphe | 60 Years in the Making
|Friday 17 September||2.00 PM – 6.00 PM|
|Saturday 18 September||11.00 AM – 7.00 PM|
|Sunday 19 September||2.00 PM – 6.00 PM|
|Monday 20 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Tuesday 21 September||10.00 AM – 8.30 PM|
|Wednesday 22 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Thursday 23 September||10.00 AM – 8.30 PM|
|Friday 24 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Saturday 25 September||11.00 AM – 7.00 PM|
|Sunday 26 September||2.00 PM – 6.00 PM|
|Monday 27 September||10.00 AM – 8.30 PM|
|Tuesday 28 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Wednesday 29 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Thursday 30 September||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Friday 1 October||10.00 AM – 6.00 PM|
|Saturday 2 October||11.00 AM – 7.00 PM|
|Sunday 3 October||2.00 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 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
Global Fine Arts
+1 212 894 1485
Deputy Director, Specialist
+33 1 5305 5276