Saturday, November 28, 2009

christo and jeanne-claude

I love Christo's art.  Excuse me, the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  The Valley Curtain, The Umbrellas, Surrounded Islands, Running Fence, Wrapped Trees, Pont-Neuf, the in-progress Over The River project here in Colorado, etc.  Even when they offended my environmental sensibilities (they did, but I got over it), I've always admired their belief in their vision, their persistence, and maybe especially, their controversiality.  Their self-confidence challenged the Pharoahs' grand scale egomania, but to their credit, they left no pyramid behind.  I mention them now to honor Jeanne-Claude's passing. 


SamArtDog said...

Don't everyone speak up at once!!! I guess Christo and Jeanne-Claude will remain as controversial as the Pharoahs.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I hadn't known. I remember getting all crazed about the umbrella display, thinking what the??
But, by the time they did 'the gates' I was kinda liking it.
So sad to lose your perfect partner.