Christo Drawings: A Gift from the Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes Collection

Christo Drawings: A Gift from the Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes Collection

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Now - Jun 11, 2023
Monday, Friday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm | Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday through Jun 11, 2023

Free with museum admission

View a collection of stellar works gifted to PAMM by Christo’s longtime friends Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes through June 11, 2023. The works on display are excellent examples of Christo’s drawing practice, which were a pivotal aspect of his production process. Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude fund their massive projects through the direct sales of drawings such as these, declining all financial support from governments, institutions, single patrons, and foundations. These works memorialize the projects and represent an alternative to the traditional funding structures for art. Collectively, the drawings exemplify an expansive overview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s oeuvre, comprising their major projects spanning from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.

Since the mid-20th century, Christo (born Christo Vladmirov Javacheff) and his wife/artistic collaborator Jeanne-Claude created large-scale, ephemeral, public art projects, dramatically set in carefully selected outdoor locations. Their work, spanning six decades, helped to expand the definition of art beyond paintings and sculptures, envisioning instead a radically democratic art form capable of speaking directly to broad audiences.

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