Jeanne-Claude: 1935 – 2009

Jeanne Claude

From the Website of Cristo and Jeanne-Claude:

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

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 the same passion for creating temporary works of art. The couple worked together for 51 years.

It is Jeanne-Claude’s wish that her body be donated to scientific research. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.

To read The New York Times obituary, click here.

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