The world's greatest living wrap star. Christo produces poetic
jestures sometimes called art
. His trademark is wrapping monuments, architectural
oddities and other public objects in fabric
--tons of fabric-- in an attempt to show how realism can be used to conceal objects in everyday life.
Always ludicrous and always beautiful
, his works are reminiscent of the covered mystery Islamic women. Every several years he finds a new target: the Reichstag, pretty
for a chain of islands in Biscayne Bay or a "running fence" for Sonoma and Marin counties.
His projects cost millions of dollars and provide an easy laugh for detractors who despise modern art but his supporters, and there are many, call him an artistic revolutionary
. There is a series of documentaries following the progress of Christo's work by filmakers Albert and David Maysles.
Say what you will about his art, Christo doesn't seem to care. His aim is to take art and beauty out of the museums and galleries of the wealthy
and put it on display for all to see