Christo and Jeanne-Claude. the Floating Piers
September 13, 2016
9.2 X 0.5 X 11.2 inches | 1.8 pounds
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About the Author
Wolfgang Volz has worked with Christo and Jeanne-Claude as the exclusive photographer of their works since 1971. He was also project director (with Roland Specker) for Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95 and (with Josy Kraft) for Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98, and was in charge of The Wall - 13,000 Oil Barrels, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 1998-99 and Big Air Package, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010-13. His close collaboration has resulted in many books and more than 300 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.
Jonathan William Henery is the son of Jeanne-Claude's sister, Joyce May Henery. In 1993, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University. He is a musician and was Jeanne-Claude's full-time assistant from 1996 to 2009, and continues to manage Christo's office today. Jonathan has collaborated on numerous publications about their work.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their collaboration in 1961, and lived in New York City since 1964. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009; Christo died in 2020. Their large-scale projects include Wrapped Coast, Australia, 1968-69; Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72; Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Florida, 1980-83; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85; The Umbrellas, Japan-USA, 1984-91; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95; Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 and The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's temporary work of art L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Project for Paris is scheduled for September 18-October 3, 2021.