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Artist Christo dies aged 84, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped still on track

Issued on: 31/05/2020 – 23:07Modified: 31/05/2020 – 23:07

The artist known as Christo, who made his name transforming landmarks such as Germany's Reichstag by covering them with reams of cloth, died on Sunday aged 84, his official Facebook page announced.

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Christo Vladimirov Javacheff died of natural causes at his home in New York City, the statement said.

Christo passed away today, on May 31, 2020, at his home in New York City. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have always made clear that their artworks in progress be continued after their deaths. L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris) is still on track for Sept. 18–Oct. 3, 2021. pic.twitter.com/xHPURw60w2

— Christo and Jeanne-Claude (@ChristoandJC) May 31, 2020

The Bulgarian-born artist worked in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude until her death in 2009.

"Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," said a statemeRead More – Source