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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s secret garden up for auction

Coming from the New York apartment, their intimate collection made up of friendships is on sale in February at Sotheby’s in Paris.

Home, workshop, laboratory of ideas, the “48 Howard”, at the crossroads of Soho and Chinatown, housed the collection of works of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in New York. She remained out of sight in this XIX building.e of four floors without elevator discovered in 1964 thanks to the sculptor Claes Oldenburg and definitively acquired in 1972, with its showroom downstairs, and its workshop upstairs. Fruit of the friendship with the artistic sphere of their time, it was the secret garden of this fusional couple in life as in work.

Ten years after his wife, the red-haired muse inseparable from all his challenges, Christo in turn died at the age of 84, on May 31, without seeing his exhibition at the Center Pompidou on the Parisian years, nor his latest project, The Arc de Triomphe packed, postponed twice due to the pandemic and now announced in the fall of 2021. They have one son left. It is therefore the estate that Sotheby’s sells in Paris, the city where the couple lived after their marriage, in

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