Tag In Memoriam

Jeanne-Claude: 1935-2009

Jeanne-Claude — artist and creative partner to Christo — passed away on November 19, 2009.

I wish I could have seen The Gates while it was on display — not to mention the other large-scale installations on which Jeanne-Claude and Christo collaborated. There are too few artists who possess the drive to work at such immense scales, who literally change the appearance of whole landscapes to communicate the sublime.

She will be missed.

(Special thanks to Youtube user videofeedback for providing (seemingly) the only decent video of The Gates installation.)