The Centre Pompidou in Paris dedicates a major exhibition to artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, retracing the Parisian years of the couple. In particular, the first section presents around 80 works from the period between 1958 and 1964, which the couple spent in the city from their first encounter until they decided to move to New York. These years revealed to be crucial in Christo’s research as he overcame the boundaries of painting to begin wrapping everyday objects and creating temporary artworks in public spaces.
The second section documents the making of “The Pont-Neuf Wrapped”, Paris, 1975-1985, through a selection of 300 items, such as original drawings, photographs, and scale models, including also the film “Christo in Paris” (1990) by the Maysles brothers. The latter tells of the couple’s ten-year commitment to the realisation of the massive installation and their biographies in general.
“Paris!” is also a prelude to “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped”, the next temporary project by Christo, to be set in Paris, Place de l’Étoile – Charles de Gaulle, on view from September 19 to October 4, 2020.