Christo & Jeanne-Claude - wrapped trees
“People think our work is monumental because it’s art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create. It appears to be monumental only because it’s art.” – Christo
Barrels Structure“The Wall” (Project for 53rd between 5th and 6th Avenues). 1968
A present under a Christmas tree can be the most intriguing object. Not knowing what is inside is the appeal. The imagination runs wild - we judge it by its form, texture and feel. Often when the present is opened the mystery is gone. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have spent over 40 years wrapping objects and making them disappear - and in the process making us notice them. They started with small objects like magazines -
They worked with larger objects, until eventually they wrapped public buildings. They believed art should be experienced by the public in places other than museums.
They eventually progressed to sections of landscapes - like an island. Christo & Jeanne-Claude earn the huge amounts of money required to execute their monumental works by executing and then selling preparatory drawings to collectors and dealers.
The actress Gloria Swanson (1924) byEdward Steichen
Fashion reflects the ideas, politics and trends of it age. Different fashions create different moods and identities-
John French, Fashion Photograph, 1965
Image from The V&A's 'Cold War Modern'
The 1960's Retro Futurism
Irving Penn -Chanel Feather Headdress (New York, September 19, 1994), 1996
The highly sophisticated Fashion Photography of Irving Penn.
Invisible Shoe,Andreia Chaves
Viviane Sassen - For DeLaMar Theatre
Viviane Sassen - 'For AnOther magazine'
Pasted photographs and synthetic polymer paint on cardboard