A Sad Loss for the Art World

Deane Madsen


I was deeply saddened to hear today of the loss of one of the art world’s most interesting figures, Jeanne-Claude, half of the duo known as Christo. Christo still intends to finish current projects, and wrote on their website the following brief statement:

“Christo is deeply saddened by the passing of his wife, partner and collaborator and is committed to honor the promise they made to each other many years ago: The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue."

Christo is dedicated to completing their current works in progress: Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, as Jeanne-Claude would wish.”

Links to the New York Times obituary and to their website are below.

New York Times Obituary

Jeanne-Claude and Christo