Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. This exhibition provides a retrospective exploration of how the two artists have used barrels to create artworks throughout their career, while simultaneously, Christo presents The Mastaba: a temporary floating sculpture on the Serpentine lake, and Christo’s first outdoor, public work in the UK. Find out more about the Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition from the Serpentine’s website.
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude survey the desert from their vantage on top of a dune in the UAE (1979), Wolfgang Volz. © 1979 Christo
303 barrels Construction (Project for Lake Michigan – 1968) (1967), Christo. Photo: André Grossmann; courtesy the artist; © 1967 Christo
Wall of Barrels – The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961–62 (installation photograph; 1962), Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Photo: Jean-Dominique Laloux; courtesy the artists; © Christo 1962
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), (2012), Christo. Photo: André Grossmann, © Christo 2012
The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) (2018), Christo. Photo: André Grossmann; © Christo 2018
The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake) (2017), Christo. Photo: André Grossmann; © 2017 Christo