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Christo, his posthumous interview or the last chapter of an absolute utopian


EXCLUSIVE - The great artist of Pont-Neuf and the Reichstag had received Le Figaro in early March in New York. Final meeting with the artist to whom the Center Pompidou devotes a superb exhibition which opens to the public this Wednesday, July 1.

“I answer all the questions, but no religion, no politics, no other artists (laughs) . I'm 84, almost 85, I have the right to talk about myself ” . Thus spoke Christo, when we met him, one last time, in New York, in his studio in Manhattan, on March 2. Very emaciated, under respiratory assistance, but chic in navy turtleneck and well-ironed jeans, he literally came back to life by talking about his enormous projects which occupied all his spectacular life with Jeanne-Claude, his redhead muse who disappeared in November 2009 in New York after an aneurysm rupture.

Christo the intrepid, Christo the impatient, Christo the talkative, Christo the dreamer died on Sunday May 31, 2020, in New York, in his sleep. Without having time to return to Paris, or to see the completion of his latest project, The Arc de Triomphe bundled , postponed twice and now announced for the fall of 2021. He was cremated and, according to his wishes, his ashes were piers

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