Christo cartoon


Cartoon about the artist Christo

A cartoon about contemporary artist Christo Javacheff, who died on 31st May 2020.
The cartoon shows a young Christo wrapping sweets.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (his wife and collaborator) were famous for art installations that involved wrapping things up – usually buildings.

The caption of the cartoon is : Famous Artists in Their Student Days: Christo’s Holiday Job
This version of the cartoon was drawn at the time of Christo’s death. The original version was drawn about twenty years before.
Drawn: 1st June 2020
Cartoon reference number: a779
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude art unwrapped cartoon

Christo artist cartoon

Cartoon about the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

A cartoon about Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935–2009) whose signature works were of objects and buildings wrapped in fabric.

The caption of the cartoon is : “I once bought one of their works as a birthday present – and he unwrapped it.”
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s most famous pieces are the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1983; the Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris, 1985; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 2005; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2016; Mastaba, Hyde Park, London, 2018.

Original version drawn: 2007
This version drawn: 2019

Cartoon reference number: art030
This cartoon features in my book of cartoons about art.
See the book here.
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