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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Works from the Weston Collection

January 22 to May 15, 2005

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

(left)
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

(right)
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.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

Youth programming generously supported by George Weston Limited

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

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