Christo and Jeanne-Claude

April 20, 2011 · Posted in Modern Design 

Last night my wife and I had a wonderful opportunity to listen to Christo at a sort of photo-lecture that he gave at the University of Utah.  It was wonderful to hear him talk about his projects and see his excitement as he recalled dates, budgets, time lines, problems, successes and exact numbers of umbrellas.  He could not talk about the projects without mentioning his late wife Jeanne-Claude, and his love for her was very obvious.  Listening to talented and driven people is one of my favorite things to do, and last night is on the top of the list.

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  1. creede on April 20th, 2011 9:22 am

    My favorite part of the night was when he was responding to the question of whether or not he and his work was nostalgic. He talked about how life is full of fleeting tender moments, all of which will pass, and that his art is like life, in that it is exquisite and ephemeral.

  2. Tyson on April 21st, 2011 7:55 am

    I loved his commentary on that. I think my favorite part was when he talked about how an artist is compelled to create. He said that the placement of the umbrellas was not based in some reason, but that it was emotion that placed them. Then he said that an artist can’t keep his/her art inside- it just comes out like it comes out.

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