Christo Art For Sale

Christo (Javacheff) was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, on June 13, 1935, the same day and year as his Moroccan-born wife, Jeanne-Claude. He is an environmental installation artist who has become known for “wrapping” famous buildings and geographical landmarks with plastic and woven-fabric sheets. Aided by his late wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude, his temporary art projects typically span great distances in populated landscapes, both rural and urban. Christo’s installations are mostly made of colorful fabrics, created in the form of large curtains, wrapped buildings or bridges, running fences, surrounded islands or coastlines, massive umbrellas, and other assemblages.

Our Fine Art Gallery has the finest quality Christo original prints and screenprints for sale. We encourage you to make an appointment to see specific works you are looking to collect. We are happy to meet you at either our art gallery showroom or at your home or office for a private presentation.

About Christo

Christo studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia from 1952 to 1956, and then worked at the Burian Theatre in Prague in 1956. In 1957 Christo left for Western Europe by bribing a railway official and stowing away aboard a train headed for Austria. While in Vienna, Christo enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and the following year Christo went to Paris where he began creating small wrapped, objects such as bottles, packages and barrels. As a result of his flight, Christo lost his Bulgarian citizenship and became a stateless person. Christo’s life in Paris was characterized by financial hardship and social isolation, which was worsened by Christo’s difficulty in learning French. Christo earned money by painting portraits, which he likened to prostitution and signed with his family name “Javacheff” while his early works were signed “Christo”.