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Remembering Bulgarian-Born Christo, Artist Of Monumental Proportions

Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Yavachev -- popularly known as Christo -- whose ephemeral, grand-scale works included wrapping Germany's Reichstag in cloth, has died of natural causes at his home in New York City at the age of 84.

The Bulgarian-born artist worked in collaboration with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, until her death in 2009. Together, the pair became world famous for their monumental works. In 1985, they used fabric to wrap the Pont Neuf in Paris and did the same to the Reichstag in Berlin in 1995. The Reichstag project alone took 24 years from concept to completion.

In accordance with Christo's wishes, a work in progress -- L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped -- is to be completed and shown to the world starting in September 2021 in Paris.

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