Unwrapped, The Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Paris | February 2021

I t is always a special moment when works from artists’ personal collections appear on the market, but never more so than when those artists are among the world’s most celebrated names.

Sotheby’s is honoured to announce the sale of works from the long-time New York studio and home of internationally renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The captivating collection invites the world to step into the private sphere of the famed artistic couple, through nearly 400 lots that showcase the range of their artistic inspirations, friendships with leading 20th-century artists, and the famed studio where Christo and Jeanne-Claude projected their artistic vision to the world.

Additionally, the collection includes several works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude spanning their multi-decade career, featuring many of their most well-known public projects, such as The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Project for Paris, The Umbrellas and Joint Project for Japan and USA, as well as their famed Package and Store Front series from the 1960s.

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