Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Works from the Weston Collection
January 22 to May 15, 2005
Christo (American, born 1935),
Valley Curtain, Project for Colorado, Grand Hogback, 1971,
graphite, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, fabric, staples on paperboard.
Courtesy of the Collection of George Weston Limited.
Photo: André Grossmann
© Christo 1971, 2004
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (Americans, born 1935),
Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970–72.
Photo: Harry Shunk
© Christo 1972, 2004
This exhibition offers a comprehensive encounter with the innovative, strikingly beautiful work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude - two of the leading artists of our time. Famous for their large-scale public projects that reorient our habitual relationship with urban environments and rural landscapes, Christo and Jeanne-Claude are still at the centre of the art world more than forty years after beginning their collaboration and first wrapping everyday objects. On February 12, the artists launch their current project: The Gates: Project for Central Park, New York City.
The Art Gallery of Ontario
Youth programming generously supported by
George Weston Limited
The Canada Council for the Arts