Christo, Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1983. © Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation, photograph by Eeva-Inkeri.

“Christo Drawings”: Before We Wrap Up

AUGUST 19, 2022-JUNE 11, 2023

Pérez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Miami’s Pérez Art Museum explores the creative process behind large-scale installations by the late artists Paris-based Christo & Jeanne-Claude. This exhibition presents stellar works gifted to the museum by Christo’s longtime friends Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes. These are fine examples of Christo’s drawing practice, which constitutes a pivotal aspect of his production. Christo and Jeanne-Claude declined all financial support from governments, institutions, single patrons, and foundations, choosing to fund their massive projects through the direct sales of drawings such as these. These works memorialize the projects and represent an alternative to the traditional funding structures for art. Collectively, the drawings exemplify an expansive overview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s oeuvre, comprising their major projects spanning from the late 1960s to the early 2000s

By France-Amérique