The two environmental artists, Christo (b.1935) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009), are known for their monumental but temporary conceptual works, such as wrapping the Reichstag in fabric and hanging a huge curtain through a valley in Colorado.
On show this month, The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) is a trapezoidal structure composed of 7506 painted barrels that will float down the lake, coinciding with the Serpentine Gallery’s exhibition of the artist’s work.
Meanwhile, Stern Pissarro in St James’s pays its own tribute to the pair from June 20-July 21 with the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Life of Projects.
The show covers from early experiments to contemporary works and includes many famous projects. Original works for their Wrapped Objects series (1958-69) are on show as well as those for The Pont Neuf Wrapped (1985) and Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Berlin) (1995).
Prices range from £30,000-600,000. The show also includes a number of pieces on loan.