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Bulgarian-born American artist Christo is known for his large-scale, experiential art projects in public spaces, including his wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin in 1995.

Artist Christo partnered with his wife, Jean-Claude, for much of his career, until her death in 2009. Both had been born on the same day: June 13, 1935. Some of their most memorable joint works include the wrapping of Berlin's Reichstag (1995) and of the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris (1985), a 24-mile (39-kilometer) piece called "Running Fence" in Northern California (1976) and "The Gates," a series of bright orange flagged suspended throughout New York City's Central Park (2005). After Jean-Claude's death, Christo continued creating public works meant to be viewed and walked on or into for free by the public, including his "Floating Piers" in northern Italy (2016).

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