Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Quest for Wrapping

Christo began with his  wrappings in the late 1950s  when he would paint or wrap bottles and cans to oil barrels. By the summer of 1968, Christo and Jeanne-Claude gained international recognition with their 5,600 Cubicmeter Package, 60,277 sq ft inflated air package presented at the “Documenta IV” in Kassel, Germany. In a career that […]

Land Art: How to Own an Earthwork

Land art was a term coined by Robert Smithson almost 50 years ago from those earthworks created in the remote areas of Navada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona, a site-specific and ephemeral genre of landscape art.  Smithson along with fellow artists Michael Heizer and Walter de Maria pioneered the land art movement in the 60s. […]