Jeanne-Claude, 1935 - 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Very sorry to read of the passing of Jeanne-Claude, wife and longtime collaborator of Christo. I worked directly with Christo and Jeanne-Claude on the Met’s book for The Gates in 2005, going often to their house on Howard Street. Think what you will about the Gates, it’s the only work of art that got thousands of people to go for a walk in the park in February. Jeanne-Claude was always very kind to me, very insistent on certain aspects of the book’s design, and absolutely adamant, when I asked if she and Christo would view the Gates from a helicopter, that, “No! Christo does not go up the helicopter.”