Alongside the Centre Pompidou, here are some works by the mythical couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude in a new video magazine format.
With the new technologies, it seems that according to behavioural studies, individuals no longer take the time to read but rather prefer to watch videos or listen to Podcasts, which leads me to make you discover today my new monthly newsletter format remixed to the taste of the day. Here we are already in March and due to the Coronavirus, several sporting, cultural and festive events have been postponed or cancelled. As you can see, on my side, I have decided to keep my positive attitude and to tell you about a beautiful project that will finally come true! After some sixty years of waiting, Christo returns to Paris to finally give life to his dream and that of his partner Jeanne-Claude: to cover with a giant canvas one of our emblematic monuments: the Arc de Triomphe. So save the date as they say because it will take place this autumn from September 19th to October 4th and will only be visible for a fortnight. You may have been one of the 3 million people who came from all over the world to Paris in September 1985 to admire the Pont-Neuf, the oldest bridge in the Parisian capital, wrapped by Christo and Jeanne Claude in dazzling yellow-ochre polyester. This installation required 40,000 square metres of canvas and 12 tonnes of steel cables. This time, the ephemeral work of art of the Arc de Triomphe packed will require 25,000 square metres of canvas but much heavier, recyclable polypropylene in bluish silver colour and 7,000 metres of red rope and also the assistance of about forty climbers, and yes to pack it all! To celebrate this major event, a retrospective on the legendary contemporary artist couple Christo and Jeanne Claude will start on March 18th at the Centre Pompidou and will retrace their artistic Parisian period with the history of the “Pont-Neuf emballé” project of course. I will now let you discover the works of Christo that we have at the Galerie Charron. All of them are signed by the artist and framed. They relate to the “Pont-Neuf emballé” project, the “Reichstag emballé” and the Store Front series, emblematic works by Christo and some originals can be found in the collection of the Berlin Museum or the Würth Museum Collection. Do not hesitate to come back to me for more details either by e-mail or by phone and to register on the website of the galerie charron to receive the next newsletter. I hope you liked the new newsletter format and hope to see you soon! NB: This article was published on 5 March 2020 before Christo’s death on 31 May 2020 in New York.DISCOVER