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May 13th, 2013

New Catalogue Raisonné of Christo's and Jeanne-Claude's Prints and Objects

Christo (born 1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009) have created some of the most visually breathtaking works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects such as Valley Curtain in Colorado (1970–72), Running Fence in California (1972–76), Surrounded Islands in Miami (1980–83), The Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris (1975–85), The Umbrellas in Japan and California (1984–91), Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin (1972–95) or The Gates in New York's Central Park (1979–2005), the artists have transcended the traditional bounds of painting, sculpture and architecture.

This volume provides a full description of limited editions by Christo and Jeanne-Claude published from 1963 to 2013. It explores the wide range of the artists' production, including early multiples of the 1960s, prints, collages and three-dimensional objects. Richly illustrated with large-sized photographs of all major projects, this catalogue raisonné is at the same time a comprehensive account of Christo's and Jeanne-Claude's remarkable fifty-year-long partnership and artistic collaboration.

The book was put together by the artists' close friends of many years: Jörg Schellmann has been editing the present and all previous editions of this catalogue raisonné since 1982. Matthias Koddenberg, who contributed to several publications on Christo and Jeanne-Claude, provides with his introduction a first-time probing analysis of the artists' editioned oeuvre, making this an indispensable reference work on the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects 1963-2013
Edited by Jörg Schellmann. Text by Matthias Koddenberg
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany. Distributed in the USA by Overlook Press, New York

Bilingual: English and German / cloth with dust jacket / 11 3/4 x 10" (29.7 x 25 cm) / 256 pages

The book is available at hatjecantz.de, overlookpress.com, amazon.de, amazon.com, or at your local bookshop.