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Christo JAVACHEFF

Christo JAVACHEFF

1935, Bulgaria/USA

Also known as: Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Name: Christo, Vladimirov JAVACHEFF
Birth: 1935, Bulgaria

Javacheff (Javacev) Christo has become known for \"wrapping\" famous buildings and geographical landmarks with plastic and woven-fabric sheets. His projects, usually with the assistance of his wife and dealer Jeanne-Claude.

Christo: American, Bulgarian-born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, June 13, 1935, Gabrovo, of a Bulgarian industrialist family.
Jeanne-Claude: American, French-born Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, June 13, 1935, Casablanca, of a French military family, educated in France and Switzerland. Died November 18, 2009, New York City.

1952
Jeanne-Claude: Baccalauréat in Latin and Philosophy, University of Tunis.

1953-56
Christo: Studies at Fine Arts Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1957
Christo: Studies one semester at Fine Arts Academy, Vienna, Austria.

1958
Christo arrives in Paris where he meets Jeanne-Claude.
Packages and Wrapped Objects.

1960
Birth of their son, Cyril, May 11.

1961
Project for a Wrapped Public Building.
Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside Packages, Cologne Harbor, 1961. Rolls of paper, oil barrels, tarpaulin and rope. Duration: two weeks. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's first collaboration.

1962
Wall of Oil Barrels – The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62. 89 barrels. Height: 13.7 feet (4.2 meters). Width: 13.2 feet (4 meters). Depth: 2.7 feet (0.5 meters). Duration: eight hours.
Stacked Oil Barrels, Gentilly, near Paris, France.
Wrapped Woman.

1963
Show Cases.

1964
Store Fronts and Show Windows.
Establishment of permanent residence in New York City.

1966
Air Package, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1966. Rubberized canvas balloon, polyethylene, rope and steel cables. Diameter: 17 feet (5.2 meters). Duration: one month.
42,390 Cubic Feet Package, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1966. Length: 60 feet (18.3 meters). Diameter: 25 feet ( 7.6 meters). Height: 32 feet (9.8 meters). Polyethylene: 8,000 square feet (740 square meters). Manila rope: 3,000 feet (914 meters). Duration: two days.

1968
Wrapped Fountain and Wrapped Medieval Tower, Spoleto, Italy, 1968. Polyethylene and rope. Duration: three weeks.
Wrapped Kunsthalle, Bern, 1967-68. Polyethylene: 16,156 square feet (2,430 square meters). Nylon rope: 1.9 miles (3 kilometers). Duration: one week.
5,600 Cubicmeter Package, documenta IV, Kassel, 1967-68. Height: 280 feet (85 meters). Six concrete foundations arranged in a 920 feet (280 meters) diameter circle. Fabric: 21,528 square feet (2,000 square meters). Rope: 11,482 feet (3,500 meters). Weight: 7 tons. Duration: two and a half months.
Corridor Store Front. Total area: 1,450 square feet (135 square meters).
1,240 Oil Barrels Mastaba and Wrapped Hay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1969
Wrapped Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1968-69. Tarpaulin: 10,000 square feet (930 square meters). Manila rope: 4,000 feet (1,219 meters). Duration: one and a half months.
Wrapped Floor and Stairway, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. House painter’s cotton drop cloths: 2,800 square feet (260 square meters). Duration: one and a half months.
Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968-69. Erosion Control fabric: 1,000,000 square feet (92,900 square meters). Rope: 35 miles (56.3 kilometers). Length: 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers). Height: 85 feet (26 meters). Duration: two months.

1970
Wrapped Monuments, Milano, Italy, 1970: Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo. Polyethylene and rope. Duration: one day. Wrapped Monument to Leonardo da Vinci, Piazza della Scala. Polyethylene and rope. Duration: two days.

1971
Wrapped Floor, Wrapped Stairs, Covered Windows and Wrapped Walk Ways, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, 1971. House painter's cotton drop cloths and brown wrapping paper. Duration: 50 days.

1972
Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72. Width: 1,250 feet (381 meters) and a height curving from 365 feet (111 meters) at each end to 182 feet (55.5 meters) at the center. Nylon polyamide fabric: 200,200 square feet (18,600 square meters). Steel cables: 61 tons. Concrete: 864 tons. Duration: 28 hours.

1974
The Wall – Wrapped Roman Wall, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy, 1973-74. Woven polypropylene fabric and Dacron rope. Height: 49 feet (15 meters). Length: 820 feet (250 meters). Depth: varying between 13 to 18 feet (4.3 to 5.5 meters). Duration: 40 days.
Ocean Front, Newport, Rhode Island, 1974. Width: 420 feet (128 meters), Length: 320 feet (97.5 meters). Polypropylene fabric: 150,000 square feet (13,935 square meters) floating over the ocean. Duration: 8 days.

1976
Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76. 18 feet (5.5 meters) high, 24.5 miles (39.4 kilometers) long, crossing 14 roads. 2,050 fabric panels: 2,152,780 square feet (200,000 square meters) of woven nylon fabric. 90 miles (145 kilometers) of steel cables. 2,050 steel poles, each: 3.5 inch (8.9 cm) in diameter, 21 feet (6.4 meters) high. Duration: 14 days.

1977
The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates. In progress.

1978
Wrapped Walk Ways, Jacob Loose Park, Kansas City, Missouri, 1977-78. Woven nylon fabric: 135,000 square feet (12,540 square meters) over 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) of walkways. Duration: 14 days.

1983
Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83. Pink woven polypropylene fabric: 6.5 million square feet (603,870 square meters) floating around eleven islands. Duration: 14 days.

1984
Wrapped Floors and Stairways and Covered Windows, Architekturmuseum, Basel, Switzerland. House painter’s cotton drop cloths and brown wrapping paper. Duration: 17 days.

1985
The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85. Woven polyamide fabric: 454,178 square feet (40,876 square meters). Rope: 8 miles (13 kilometers). Duration: 14 days.

1991
The Umbrellas, Japan-USA, 1984-91. 1,340 blue umbrellas in Ibaraki, Japan. 1,760 yellow umbrellas in California, USA. Each umbrella: Height: 19 ⅔ feet (6 meters). Diameter: 28 ½ feet (8 ⅔ meters). Valley size in Japan: Length: 11.8 miles (19 kilometers). Width: 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Valley size in USA: Length: 18 miles (29 kilometers). Width: 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). Duration: 18 days.

1992
Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado. In progress.

1995
Wrapped Floors and Stairways and Covered Windows, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany. House painter’s cotton drop cloths and brown wrapping paper. Duration: three months.
Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95. Polypropylene fabric with aluminum surface: 1,076,390 square feet (100,000 square meters). Rope: 9.7 miles (15.6 kilometers). Duration: 14 days.

1998
Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98. 178 trees. Woven polyester fabric: 592,015 square feet (55,000 square meters). Rope: 14.3 miles (23 kilometers). Duration: 23 days.

1999
The Wall – 13,000 Oil Barrels, Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany, 1998-99. Height: 85 feet (26 meters). Width: 223 feet (68 meters). Depth: 23.7 feet (7.23 meters). Duration: six months.

2005
The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005. 7,503 vinyl gates, with free-flowing nylon fabric panels, anchored to 15,006 steel bases on 23 miles (37 kilometers) of walkways. Duration: 16 days.

Source: http://christojeanneclaude.net/biography.shtml

Wrapped Vespa by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Vespa (2001)

Price EUR 340
Estimated EUR 240–500
Surrounded Islands by Christo JAVACHEFF

Surrounded Islands (1982)

Price EUR 15,000
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated EUR 15,000
”wrapped Reichstag (project For Der Deutsche Reichstag - West Berlin) Platz Der Republik, Tiergarten” by Christo JAVACHEFF

”wrapped Reichstag (project For Der Deutsche Reichstag - West Berlin) Platz Der Republik, Tiergarten” (-77)

Price SEK 0 (€0)
Not sold
Estimated SEK 300,000–400,000
Wrapped Fountain (project For La Fontana Jujol, Plaza D'españa, Barcelona) by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Fountain (project For La Fontana Jujol, Plaza D'españa, Barcelona) (-75)

Price SEK 180,000 (€19,602)
Estimated SEK 175,000–200,000
The Gates, Central Park, New York by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Gates, Central Park, New York (2005)

Price SEK 18,001 (€2,034)
Estimated SEK 20,000
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (project For United Arab Emirates) by Christo JAVACHEFF

Abu Dhabi Mastaba (project For United Arab Emirates) (1977)

Price GBP 31,250 (€38,781)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 25,000–35,000
Wrapped Trees by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Trees (1998)

Price SEK 3,400 (€373)
Estimated SEK 2,000–3,000
Wrapped Reichstag (project For Der Deutche Reichstag - Berlin, 1978) by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Reichstag (project For Der Deutche Reichstag - Berlin, 1978) (1978)

Price SEK 4,000 (€439)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000
Wrapped Telephone (project For L. M. Ericsson Model) by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Telephone (project For L. M. Ericsson Model) (1985)

Price SEK 36,000 (€3,955)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
The Umbrellas (joint Project For Japan And Usa) by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Umbrellas (joint Project For Japan And Usa) (1991)

Price SEK 6,000 (€659)
Estimated SEK 5,000–7,000
Wrapped Reichstag by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Reichstag (1976)

Price SEK 260,000 (€28,803)
Estimated SEK 350,000–400,000
Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado by Christo JAVACHEFF

Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado (1973)

Price SEK 5,000 (€545)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000
Wrapped Armchair Project by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Armchair Project (1990)

Price SEK 40,000 (€4,363)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
Ponte S. Angelo, Wrapped by Christo JAVACHEFF

Ponte S. Angelo, Wrapped (1985)

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,309)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Ten Million Oil Drums Wall - Project For The Suez Canal. The Complete Suite Of Three Colour Silkscreens by Christo JAVACHEFF

Ten Million Oil Drums Wall - Project For The Suez Canal. The Complete Suite Of Three Colour Silkscreens (1972)

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,836)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Orange Store Front Project by Christo JAVACHEFF

Orange Store Front Project

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,860)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Pont Neuf - Wrapped by Christo JAVACHEFF

Pont Neuf - Wrapped

Price SEK 3,000 (€334)
Estimated SEK 2,000
The Umbrellas - Project For Japan And Western Usa by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Umbrellas - Project For Japan And Western Usa (1986)

Price SEK 400,000 (€43,444)
Estimated SEK 350,000–400,000
Wrapped Reichstag Berlin by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Reichstag Berlin (1984)

Price SEK 380,000 (€41,272)
Estimated SEK 400,000–500,000
The Umbrellas - Project Forjapan And Western Usa by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Umbrellas - Project Forjapan And Western Usa (1986)

Price SEK 400,000 (€43,444)
Estimated SEK 350,000–400,000
The Umbrellas (joint Project For Japan And Usa) by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Umbrellas (joint Project For Japan And Usa) (1991)

Price SEK 13,000 (€1,297)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
The Wall - Project For Wrapped Roman Wall Muro Torto Near Via Vitti Veneto, Coros D'italia And Viale Muro Torto by Christo JAVACHEFF

The Wall - Project For Wrapped Roman Wall Muro Torto Near Via Vitti Veneto, Coros D'italia And Viale Muro Torto (1973)

Price SEK 260,000 (€24,856)
Estimated SEK 200,000–300,000
Wrapped Reichstag, Postcard by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Reichstag, Postcard

Price SEK 3,500 (€335)
Estimated SEK 3,000–4,000
Untitled by Christo JAVACHEFF

Untitled

Price SEK 22,000 (€2,104)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Lower Manhattan Wrapped Building, Project For 2 Broadway, New York by Christo JAVACHEFF

Lower Manhattan Wrapped Building, Project For 2 Broadway, New York (1984)

Price SEK 70,000 (€6,696)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
Wrapped Reichstag by Christo JAVACHEFF

Wrapped Reichstag

Price SEK 2,500 (€240)
Estimated SEK 2,500
Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings, Project For New York by Christo JAVACHEFF

Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings, Project For New York (1980)

Price SEK 30,000 (€2,787)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Valley Curtain (project For Colorado) by Christo JAVACHEFF

Valley Curtain (project For Colorado) (1971)

Price SEK 420,000 (€39,252)
Estimated SEK 300,000–350,000