Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Paris! at Centre Georges Pompidou
6 January 2020
The Centre Pompidou will play host to the first institutional show on the duo in France, which will focus on the years they spent in the Paris. Previously unseen works such as Cratères (1959-61), a series influenced by Jean Dubuffet, will be included as well as a special focus on the Pont Neuf project, which, along with the Reichstag in Berlin, is one of the most famous landmarks the pair covered in fabric.
Since Jeanne-Claude's death in 2009, Christo has carried on alone, but she remains a constant companion. In a recent interview in The Art Newspaper, he said: "She was extremely argumentative, very critical and I miss that so much. I always think when things become very difficult, what would Jeanne-Claude think now?"
Exhibition runs from 18 March - 15 June 2020
Image: Christo, Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Berlin), scale model 1981 (detail), fabric, twine, wood and paint, 85 x 426 x 486 cm, photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1981 Christo