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Christo, Fearless Maker of Massive Public Artworks, Has Died at 84

Christo, who with his partner Jeanne-Claude used sculpture as a means to dramatically shift people’s understanding of iconic structures and sites, has died at 84.

According to a press release put out by the artist’s office, Christo died on May 31 of natural causes.

  • Alex Greenberger
  • ARTnews

“Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it,” the artist’s office said in a statement.

“Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork brought people together in shared experiences across the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and memories.”

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