Christo and Jeanne Claude: A Lifetime of Memories Revealed


Together with his partner Jeanne-Claude, Christo’s spectacular installations transformed the public’s perception of what art can be. In this latest Sotheby’s video, hear Sotheby’s Simon Shaw in conversation with Lorenza Giovanelli, studio manager and personal friend of Christo and Jeanne Claude. Discover how their private art collection was made up of memories and key moments in their life, telling the story of friendships, from thank you presents from Yves Klein, to tokens of affection from Lucio Fontana. Ahead of Sotheby’s upcoming auction, ‘Unwrapped – the Hidden World of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’ (17 February | Paris), discover how the walls of their apartment told a life story of their personal connections through works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Marcel Duchamp, and many more. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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