Christo and Jeanne Claude, The Gates and Volfgang Volz


Christo and Jeanne-Claude spent more than 40 years creating works of art around the world. Together they changed the concept of “public art” by creating temporary works that are truly transitory by design.

Jeanne-Claude passed away in November 2009, but Christo continues with his work on Over The River and The Mastaba. The artists’ goal has always been to create works of art of joy and beauty, without charging any viewing fees.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude have never accepted, nor will Christo accept in the future, any subsidies, royalties, grants, or sponsorships of any kind for their temporary public works of art. All of the artists’ income is derived from the sale of original works of art by Christo to private collectors, galleries and museums.

Photos by Volfgang Volz.