Vale Christo

Monday, June 01, 2020

We are deeply saddened by Christo’s passing. He was an extraordinary, history-making artist and a dear friend of John Kaldor and his family. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s installation Wrapped Coast at Sydney’s Little Bay in 1969 was groundbreaking, not only shifting Australia’s cultural understanding of what art could be, but beginning Kaldor’s mission to commission international artists to create new work in Australia.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths. Per Christo’s wishes, 'L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped' in Paris, France, is still on track for September 18 – October 3, 2021.