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ID: 500115266
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500115266

 
Record Type: Person
Christo (American sculptor and environmental artist, born 1935)

Note: Bulgarian-born, but American citizen from 1973. Known for his 'empaquetage' (packaging) in which objects or buildings are wrapped. His ambitious projects include wrapping the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin. Also known for his landscape projects such as the "Running Fence" in California. Creates large-scale installation pieces with his wife, Jeanne-Claude.
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Names:
Christo (preferred,V,display,LC)
Javacheff, Christo (V)
Javacheff, Christo Vladimirov (V)
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (VBN)
Javatcheff, Christo (V)
Javačev, Christo (V)
Javacheff Christo (V)
كريستو، (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
Bulgar

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
environmental artist
conceptual artist
draftsman
installation artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Gabrovo (Gabrovo, Bulgaria) (inhabited place)

Events:
citizenship:   from 1973  United States (North and Central America) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associated with ....  Szeemann, Harald  
............................  (Swiss curator, 1933-2005) [500196090]
spouse of ....  Jeanne-Claude  
................  (French sculptor and environmental artist, 1935-2009, active in the United States) [500124601]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Christo (I)

Biographies:
(American sculptor and environmental artist, born 1935) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Artist, 1935-) ..... [AVERY]
(American b.1935) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Bulgarian artist, 1935-) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, b.1935) ..... [BHA]
(American sculptor, born 1935) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American artist, born 1935) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, born 1935) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, born 1935) ..... [GRL]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, born Bulgaria 1935) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
كريستو، ........ [GRL]
................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50037641
Christo ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 25 February 2008
.................  Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (2007) 94
.................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 25 February 2008
.................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
.................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50037641
.................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 50037641 accessed 4 October 2005
.................  Matzner, Künstlerlexikon mit Registern zur Documenta 1-8 (1987)
.................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 105
.................  Phillips and Kaiser, Harald Szeemann (2018)
.................  Witt Library, Authority files
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff ........ [BHA, VP]
.........................................................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 25 February 2008
.........................................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.........................................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996)
Javačev, Christo ........ [VP]
..................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 25 February 2008
Javacheff, Christo ........ [AVERY, GRL, GRLPA]
......................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50037641
Javacheff Christo ........ [VP]
....................................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 25 February 2008
Javacheff, Christo Vladimirov ........ [BHA]
...........................................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Javatcheff, Christo ........ [AVERY, GRL, VP]
........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50037641

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, MoMA, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (2007) 94
....................  Artnet [online] (2003-) accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50037641
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 4 October 2005
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCR
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50037641
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 50037641 accessed 4 October 2005
....................  Matzner, Künstlerlexikon mit Registern zur Documenta 1-8 (1987)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 105
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-) 1976
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Art in Action: Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (2007) 94
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
.......... LCR
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