Oral history interview with Christo


Oral history interview with Christo

1973 August 28-30

An interview of Christo conducted 1973 August 28-30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Christo speaks of his childhood in Bulgaria; his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, and the Vienna Fine Arts Academy in Austria; his interest in the theater and films; working as a portrait painter; Leo Castelli's legal assistance; his "Valley Curtain" and wrapped works; his expenses and documentation for projects; French vs. American artists.

Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.Transcript: 24 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8312381

Archives of American Art

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