Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin • 1987 • United States
For two brief weeks in May of 1983, Christo and Jeanne-Claude's piece entitled Surrounded Islands blossomed on the waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. Eleven scrub-pine islands were surrounded by 6.5 million square feet of bright pink fabric. A three-year struggle, a work of art; a political drama interwoven with two other projects-in-progress; the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin.
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Christo in Paris
Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Deborah Dickson, and Susan Froemke • 1990 • United States
Christo and Jeanne Claude's first grand-scale urban project, wrapping the oldest bridge in Paris - the same bridge where Christo courted Jeanne-Claude. A love story set in the heart of Paris: bet...
Directed by Albert Maysles, Henry Corra, and Grahame Weinbren • 1994 • United States
UMBRELLAS takes a poignant, in-depth look at the concept and realization of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project “Umbrellas.” The film presents the artists at their most triumphant and most vulnerable moments—fro...