Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin (1971-95):
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The Gates in Central Park, 2006:
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The Umbrellas, Japan – USA” (1984-91)
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In response to his critics Christo says, “I am an artist, and I have to have courage … Do you know that I don’t have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they’re finished. Only the preparatory drawings and collages are left..giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain.” – from “Living with Art” , Mike Geitlin