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Christo Dead - Artist of Momumental Works of Art Dies at 84

Artist Christo has sadly passed away.

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who is best known for his monumental environmental artworks, died on Sunday, May 31 at his home in New York, a statement shared on his Twitter revealed.

“Christo passed away today, on May 31, 2020, at his home in New York City. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths. L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) is still on track for Sept. 18–Oct. 3, 2021,” the statement read.

Christo and late wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon – known simply as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, wrapped iconic landmarks in fabric, such as the Pont Neuf in Paris in 1985 and the Reichstag in Berlin in 1995; and mounted thousands of orange gates in Central Park, redolent of Japan’s sacred torii gates, in 2005.

Christo is survived by son Cyril Christo, a photographer, filmmaker and animal rights activist. Jeane-Claude passed away in 2009 from a brain aneurysm.

Our thoughts are with Christo‘s loved ones during this time.