Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Paris!
For years, Christo and Jeanne-Claude travelled from city to city, draping buildings and symbolically important public places, colouring in monuments and landscapes, united in real life and in their art.
The Centre Pompidou exhibition traces the Parisian period of this legendary couple, between 1958 and 1964, just after they met, and the story behind the project The Pont Neuf Wrapped, 1975-1985. It captures the seminal nature of these seven years in Paris for the subsequent development of their artistic expression by bringing together a series of studio works, often unknown, like Cratères, relief-like, painted surface structures inspired by Jean Dubuffet, Surfaces d’Empaquetage, Boîtes, an exceptional selection of wrapped objects, and the very first Vitrines and Store Fronts.
Christo en(w)raptures the Arc de Triomphe (to be confirmed)
It was in Paris that Christo gave his work a monumental dimension by designing various projects for the City of Light, and it is here that he returns to his first loves by wrapping one of its historic emblems: the Arc de Triomphe. The temporary work L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l’Étoile-Charles de Gaulle) will be on view for 16 days, from Saturday, 19 September to Sunday, 4 October 2020. It will take 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and 7,000 meters of red rope.
A lovely gift package for one of Paris’s most beautiful monuments!
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Days and opening hours
From 01/07 to 19/10/2020 between 11 am and 9 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Ticket offices shut one hour before closing time.
- Adult: 14 € (The ticket is valid for a single admission to all exhibitions, the museum and the View of Paris.).