ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Internationally renowned American wrap artists Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude cut a wide swath through the installation art world for more than 50 years.
Their efforts are chronicled in a multimedia exhibition titled “Cristo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection” at the Albuquerque Museum.
The show features a stunning array of documentary videos, original drawings, color sketches, collages, silkscreen prints and sculptural maquettes. The collection is a revealing showcase of the couple’s rendering skills and their project conceptualization abilities.
The couple used money from the sale of their preliminary sketches, final drawings and prints to fund the large-scale installations. In some cases millions of dollars were required. It is the magical belief that such things are possible that made their careers a reality.