Selling Exhibition: 17 September–3 October 2021 • Paris


T he Final Christo is an exhibition of 24 original artworks that tell the story of the late artist’s final work, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, from a dream to a reality in six decades. These works provide a window onto Christo’s extraordinary vision, which continues to capture the world’s imagination.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude once described their original works as ‘a scream of freedom’. The preparatory pieces in this exhibition were conceived not simply to capture the concept of each project, but to fund their public projects too.

Timed to coincide with the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe this Autumn - one of his last “temporary exhibitions” as Christo liked to call them - our show will run from September 17 to October 3 in Sotheby’s Paris galleries

The original artworks will be available to purchase via private sale with proceeds benefiting both the L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped project, and the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation.


Virgil Abloh on His Creative Connection With Christo

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 – 6.00 PM
Wednesday 22 September10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Thursday 23 September10.00 AM – 6.00 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 – 6.00 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

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped – Watch the Live Webcam

Sotheby’s x Snapchat

Sixty years ago, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude dreamt the impossible: wrapping Paris’s monumental Arc de Triomphe. Now, this dream is becoming a reality, both in the physical world and in the digital world of Snapchat. To celebrate, art lovers around the globe can transport themselves to Paris by unlocking an entirely new experience of Christo’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, all inside the app! Available in Snapchat's Lens Carousel, the Lens, which overlays Snap’s groundbreaking AR onto Christo’s work, transports you straight to the Place de Charles de Gaulle to experience the wrapping of the Arc and learn about the 60-year-long artistic process.

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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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