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22.11.09

Merci, Jeanne-Claude

Jeanne-Claude, 74, American artist and resident of New York City, died suddenly on November 18, 2009 as a result of of complications due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. From Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Web page:

Christo is deeply saddened by the passing of his wife, partner and collaborator and is committed to honor the promise they made to each other many years ago: the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue. Christo is dedicated to completing their current works in progress: Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, as Jeanne-Claude would wish.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris, France in November, 1958, sharing the same date of birth, and have worked together for 51 years creating temporary works of art. It is Jeanne-Claude's wish that her body be donated to scientific research. A memorial will be announced at a later date. Christo requests that flowers not be sent. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.
Here is a link to the piece I wrote about a wonderful day I spent with them in Central Park.

1 comment:

rb said...

thank you mark for such a nice tribute and reminder

i remember reading your piece when the saffron gates were up and smiling- it was the next best thing to being there, a good feeling