The White House Gallery

Javacheff Christo

Bulgarian-American (1951 -)

Christo’s early experiments in assemblage led to his trademark device of wrapping familiar objects in cloth and other materials, giving them an artificial skin that simultaneously conceals, reveals, and transforms them.

Christo is known for his meticulous process-driven artworks; from detailed sketches, scaled models, to his cautiously drawn, limited editions - all of which are sold prior to building his monumentally-scaled sculpture or installation, in order to fund the final project.

His print work has been included in museum exhibitions and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.