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Christo and Jeanne-Claude to give lecture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Internationally renowned avant-garde artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will present a special public lecture about key aspects of their impressive art projects. 

Christo and Jeanne-Claude's names are synonymous with art on a vast scale. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s many celebrated art projects over almost five decades include Wrapped Coast Little Bay, Australia (1968-69), Running fence, California (1972-76), The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris (1975-85), Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin (1971-91) and, most recently The Gates, Central Park NY (1979-2005). 

Bulgarian-born, American artist Christo and French-born, American artist Jeanne-Claude have had a long association with Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The artists first came to Australia in 1969, with the support of John Kaldor, to mount their large-scale and controversial work Wrapped Coast Little Bay. Twenty-one years later in 1990, the Art Gallery presented a major exhibition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's oeuvre. The Gallery currently holds a number of significant works by the artists in its contemporary art collection.

The artists will discuss Over the river: Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates.

This talk provides a rare opportunity to gain fresh insights into the art of two of the world’s most respected and critically acclaimed artists.



On view:Lecture:
Saturday 15 December 2007
11am � 12.30 pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Domain Theatre, Lower Level 1
Telephone:(02) 9225 1744
(02) 9225 7400 Recorded information
1800 679 278 National toll-free
Hours:Saturday 15 December 2007
11am � 12.30pm only
Admission:Free entry (Due to limited seating free tickets will be given out on the day from 10am)
Media Information and Interviews:Susanne Briggs
(02) 9225 1791 or 0412 268 320

IMAGE CREDIT: Christo The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, collage 2007, pencil, wax crayon, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, pastel, charcoal and tape; Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, Collage 2007, pencil, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, wax crayon, fabric sample, aerial photograph with topographic elevations and tape. Both works © Christo 2007.