Cristo was a Bulgarian artist who, along with his wife Jeanne-Claude, was recognized worldwide for his monumental works of art. And in this case the word ‘monumental’ is meant to be taken literally, as for instance he had the tendency to cover entire famous landmarks and even huge natural sites in fabric.
His parents’ names were Vladimir Javacheff and Tsveta Dimitrova, with his father being employed in the textile industry.
He married his wife, Jeanne-Claude, in 1959. And they had a son named Cyril in 1960.
His various works of art are too numerous to mention here. But to give you a scope of how monumental they were, he once covered the German Reichstag in over 1,000,000 square feet of fabric. This was in 1995.
Another time, in 2005, he and his wife erected over 7,500 colored gates at Central Park in New York City.
They pair went on to receive a number of awards and accolades, such as the Vilcek Prize in Fine Art in 2006 and being granted honorary degrees from Frank & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and Los Angeles’ Occidental College, respectively in 2008 and 2011.
He was a youth during World War II and dealt with a number of repressive regimes early in life.
He ultimately passed away in New York City, where he resided, from unspecified causes.
Famous quotes by Christo
And for me, the real world involves everything: risk, danger, beauty, energy, all we meet with in the real world.Christo
Our work is a scream of freedom.Christo
The work of art is a scream of freedom.Christo
We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.Christo
Christo was a famous Bulgarian artist, who was born on June 13, 1935. As a person born on this date, Christo is listed in our database as the 53rd most popular celebrity for the day (June 13) and the 51st most popular for the year (1935).
People born on June 13 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Christo is the 1513th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Christo's birthday, Christo is the 3rd most famous Bulgarian.
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