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FactHe and his wife Jeanne-Claude were both born on the same day - June 13, 1935.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were a married couple who worked together on large-scale public art projects. Christo was born on June 13, 1935, in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. His parents were engineers and he had two sisters. Christo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, before moving to Paris in 1958. Jeanne-Claude was born on June 13, 1935, in Casablanca, Morocco. Her father was a French diplomat and her mother was a Moroccan-born Frenchwoman. Jeanne-Claude studied at the Sorbonne in Paris before meeting Christo.

The couple first met in October 1961 at the opening of an exhibition of Christo’s work in Paris. They began working together on large-scale public art projects, such as “Wrapped Reichstag” in Berlin and “The Gates” in New York City. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were known for their use of fabric and other materials to create temporary works of art.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were married for 41 years, until Jeanne-Claude’s death in 2009. They had no children.

Christo’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. Jeanne-Claude’s net worth was not publicly known, but was likely similar to Christo’s.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude were known for their use of fabric and other materials to create temporary works of art.

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Full NameChristo and Jeanne-Claude


MoviesChristo's Valley Curtain, The Gates, Florent: Queen of the Meat Market, Umbrellas, Running Fence

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1He and his wife Jeanne-Claude were both born on the same day - June 13, 1935.
2Has lived in the United States since 1964.
3Disaster befell the 1991 "Umbrellas" project, which opened simultaneously in Japan and California and consisted of thousands of large umbrellas (yellow in California and blue in Japan) dotting the landscape. In California, a spectator was crushed to death when a freak windstorm uprooted an umbrella. While the project was being taken down in Japan, a worker was electrocuted when his crane touched a power line.
4Escaped from his native Bulgaria in the mid-'50s when the uprising in Hungary sent tremors through the Soviet Eastern Bloc.
5Grand-scale, avante-garde artist whose trademark is "wrapping" buildings and landmarks in fabric.




Herb & Dorothy2008Documentary additional archival source


Herb & Dorothy2008Documentary special thanks


Interview whit Christo2016Video documentary shortHimself
Harry's Gift2016Documentary shortHimself
Florent: Queen of the Meat Market2010DocumentaryHimself
The Gates2007DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Artist (segment "The Gates")
Sunshine Airlines2004TV Series documentaryHimself
How to Draw a Bunny2002DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Dem deutschen Volke1996DocumentaryHimself
Granitza na mechtite1996DocumentaryHimself
Christo and Jeanne-Claude1995DocumentaryHimself
Christo in Paris1990DocumentaryHimself
Islands1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mensch Meier1986TV SeriesHimself
From Chris to Christo1985Short documentary
C'est encore mieux l'après-midi1985TV SeriesHimself
La edad de oro1983TV SeriesHimself
New York, New York1983TV SeriesHimself
Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways1978Documentary shortHimself
Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World1978DocumentaryHimself
Running Fence1977DocumentaryHimself
Treffpunkte1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Christo's Valley Curtain1974Documentary shortHimself
Christo: Wrapped Coast1969Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Forty Years at the I.C.A.1987TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1995BambiBambi AwardsCulture

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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