Fine Arts Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1956
"I am an artist, and I have to have courage," says Christo. "Do you know that I don't have any artworks that exist? They all go away when they're finished. Only the preparatory drawings, and collages are left, giving my works an almost legendary character. I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain."
The pair's most well-known works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long artwork called Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park.
Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montréal, Canada
Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Kunst Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN