Christo Famous Quotes & Sayings

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41 Christo Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Christo Sayings: Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by what is new. It is our work to convince them that they will enjoy it, and even if they don't, to allow us just for 14 days to create that work of art.
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Christo Sayings: We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards.
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Christo Sayings: Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards. Because we do not sell photographs, we have no royalties on books, posters, postcards.
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Christo Sayings: Now, there is no way to say how long some projects take, that's our principle. Now, there is no way to say how long some projects take, that's our principle.
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Christo Sayings: We don't sell technical drawings except when they are incorporated into a drawing or a We don't sell technical drawings except when they are incorporated into a drawing or a collage.
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Christo Sayings: Therefore, when we arrive in a place and talk to new people about a new Therefore, when we arrive in a place and talk to new people about a new image, it is very hard for them to visualize it. That's where the drawings are very important, because at least we can show a projection of what we believe it will look like.
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Christo Sayings: Often the art in New York is related to the buildings, to grandiose things. Often the art in New York is related to the buildings, to grandiose things.
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Christo Sayings: To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone. To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone.
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Christo Sayings: I escaped from my home country, Bulgaria, to Czechoslovakia and then to the West. I escaped from my home country, Bulgaria, to Czechoslovakia and then to the West.
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Christo Sayings: The freedom of every artist is essential. The freedom of every artist is essential.
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Christo Sayings: And for me, the real world involves everything: risk, danger, beauty, energy, all we meet And for me, the real world involves everything: risk, danger, beauty, energy, all we meet with in the real world.
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Christo Sayings: Some of the projects we've proposed over the years have been refused. But we never Some of the projects we've proposed over the years have been refused. But we never do other people's ideas; our ideas come out of our two hearts and our two heads.
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Christo Sayings: The other work we started in 1992, it is called Over the River, Project for The other work we started in 1992, it is called Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River in the state of Colorado, we haven't got the permit yet. And, we are working at both of those, trying to get the permit. Therefore, we do not know which one will be realized next.
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Christo Sayings: Now, to describe the process of the Wrapped Reichstag, which went from 1971 to '95, Now, to describe the process of the Wrapped Reichstag, which went from 1971 to '95, there is an entire book about that, because each one of our projects has its own book. The book is not an art book, meaning it's not written by an art historian.
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Christo Sayings: We are probably the only artists in the world who have a 2,000-page book on We are probably the only artists in the world who have a 2,000-page book on a work of art that doesn't exist. But in this way, these projects reveal their identity through this whole process. When I'm starting, I only have the slightest idea of how the work of art will exist.
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Christo Sayings: The other exception where we did not at all restore the place to its original The other exception where we did not at all restore the place to its original condition is the Surrounded Islands. Before we installed our fabric, we had our workers remove 42 tons of garbage off the beaches of those islands. We never brought the garbage back.
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Christo Sayings: And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified.
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Christo Sayings: We wish to work in total freedom. We wish to work in total freedom.
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Christo Sayings: It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.
Christo Sayings: All our projects are like fabulous expeditions. The story of each project is unique. Our All our projects are like fabulous expeditions. The story of each project is unique. Our projects have no precedent.
Christo Sayings: It appears to be monumental only because it's art. It appears to be monumental only because it's art.
Christo Sayings: The work of art is a scream of freedom. The work of art is a scream of freedom.
Christo Sayings: That could stay, not forever, because we believe that nothing exists that is forever, not That could stay, not forever, because we believe that nothing exists that is forever, not even the dinosaurs, but if well maintained, it could remain for four to five thousand years. And that is definitely not forever.
Christo Sayings: And the most unusual and surrealistic place in New York City is Central Park. And the most unusual and surrealistic place in New York City is Central Park.
Christo Sayings: In 1964, Jeanne-Claude and I became illegal aliens. That's when we moved here from Paris. In 1964, Jeanne-Claude and I became illegal aliens. That's when we moved here from Paris. And for three years, we were illegal aliens living in an illegal building. At that time, some artists started to move to SoHo, and they put A.I.R. - artists-in-residence - up on their windows.
Christo Sayings: Our work is a scream of freedom. Our work is a scream of freedom.
Christo Sayings: You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in You see, we are not machines and we do not have lots of ideas in a drawer.
Christo Sayings: People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger People think our work is monumental because it's art, but human beings do much bigger things: they build giant airports, highways for thousands of miles, much, much bigger than what we create.
Christo Sayings: We never work on only one project because we never know if we will get We never work on only one project because we never know if we will get permission for a project. So, for 'Over the River,' we started in 1992. I was just finishing 'The Umbrellas' in Japan and California, and I was also working on getting permission to wrap the Reichstag.
Christo Sayings: The decision to use only the name Christo was made deliberately when we were young The decision to use only the name Christo was made deliberately when we were young because it is difficult for one artist to get established and we wanted to put all the chances on our side.
Christo Sayings: The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park. The only place where people in Manhattan walk for leisure is in the park.
Christo Sayings: In 1964, when we first arrived in New York City, I remember vividly seeing the In 1964, when we first arrived in New York City, I remember vividly seeing the skyline of Manhattan, and our first proposal of 1964 was to wrap two lower Manhattan buildings. We never got permission.
Christo Sayings: Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.
Christo Sayings: New York is our home. New York is our home.
Christo Sayings: It's very important to understand that we never do the same thing twice; each of It's very important to understand that we never do the same thing twice; each of our projects is unique. We'll never do another 'Gates.' Each project is a unique image. We do not know in advance how the work will look. I do preparatory drawings, but they are only projections of our vision.
Christo Sayings: We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
Christo Sayings: If some of our works are symphonies, then wrapped walkways was chamber music. If some of our works are symphonies, then wrapped walkways was chamber music.
Christo Sayings: Every artist in the world likes his or her work to make people think. Every artist in the world likes his or her work to make people think.
Christo Sayings: I do a lot of work that's permanent. The drawings, the sculptures, they're permanent. I do a lot of work that's permanent. The drawings, the sculptures, they're permanent.
Christo Sayings: But the drawings are not created only to be sold. But the drawings are not created only to be sold.
Christo Sayings: But now, today, we don't know if Over the River is truly the next project But now, today, we don't know if Over the River is truly the next project to be realized, because something very nice happened to our life in November in New York.