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50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects: Penelope Seidler remembers Wrapped Coast Related Press 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects: Penelope Seidler remembers Wrapped Coast 4 June 2019, Art Guide Australia

It was 50 years ago, but Penelope Seidler still recalls how she got involved in Wrapped Coast, the first Kaldor Public Art Project. 'I can remember John coming back from a trip and he said "Christo wants to wrap up a coast, that's what he wants to do. Do you know anywhere where he could do it?"' Seidler pauses, 'I was sort of bemused. I...

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Encountering Christo’s Massive Sculpture on the Serpentine Lake Related Press Encountering Christo’s Massive Sculpture on the Serpentine Lake 9 July 2018, Hyperallergic

LONDON—In one sense, The London Mastaba, a temporary floating sculpture by Christo newly installed in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, is about nothing. Like much of Christo’s work it is purely a visual phenomenon meant to be experienced, as opposed to a vessel by which to communicate layers of meaning or an agenda, and much of the accompanying...

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Christo on his monumental floating sculpture for Serpentine Lake Related Press Christo on his monumental floating sculpture for Serpentine Lake 22 June 2018, Wallpaper*

An 83-year-old Christo was late to our interview in February. He was busy traipsing across Kensington Gardens, battling sideways rain, scouting potential locations for The London Mastaba, which was officially unveiled this week in Hyde Park.

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Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats. Related Press Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats. 18 June 2018, The New York Times

Wearing a hard hat and a cargo jacket, the artist Christo stood on a platform looking over the Serpentine lake one April morning and watched his latest creation come to life. As ducks glided across the water, men in orange jumpsuits began assembling the installation, a crane hovering above their heads. The London Mastaba, Christo's first major...

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Christo: Alone but undaunted Related Press Christo: Alone but undaunted 18 June 2018, The Art Newspaper

The Art Newspaper: The Serpentine Mastaba is your first major sculpture in the UK. What is so special about this form? Christo: Mastaba is an old word coming from the first urban civilisation 7,000 years ago, when people moved from the countryside to mud houses in Mesopotamia, which today is Iraq. When for the first time archaeologists...

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Artist Christo on escaping Stalinism and his new floating Serpentine sculpture Related Press Artist Christo on escaping Stalinism and his new floating Serpentine sculpture 12 June 2018, The London Evening Standard

Christo has been working with barrels since the start of his career, and many of his early works using them will appear in the Serpentine Gallery exhibition accompanying The Mastaba : 'retracing all that story,' as Christo puts it. In 1958, he was wrapping and stacking them and eventually he started filling rooms in galleries. The most famous of...

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An Extensive Overview of Six Decades of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Career at Galerie Gmurzynska Related Press An Extensive Overview of Six Decades of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Career at Galerie Gmurzynska 5 June 2018, Arte Fuse

Galerie Gmurzynska is proudly presenting for the first time in Zurich in both gallery spaces an extensive selection of sculpture, drawings, photographs and archival material, with 27 works in total, celebrating and documenting Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s extraordinary career, stretching from their first seminal projects realized after relocating...

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There's No Stopping Christo—Who Thinks He's More Urban Planner Than Artist Related Press There's No Stopping Christo—Who Thinks He's More Urban Planner Than Artist 8 May 2018, Architectural Digest

Since arriving in New York City in 1964, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always compared their work to that of urban planners. The very fact that their larger-than-life projects are subject to approval by local authorities makes them resemble public construction projects more than works of art. This is what the new monograph Christo and...

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