Remembering the great architects and designers we lost in 2020
Bulgarian artist Christo was best known for wrapping buildings, including the Pont Neuf in Paris and Berlin’s Reichstag, in fabric. He began creating the large-scale installations in the 1960s together with his late wife Jeanne-Claude.
She passed away in 2009 but Christo continued to work on the installations including his first major UK sculpture, the London Mastaba on the Serpentine Lake. Christo, who was born in 1935 in Bulgaria and escaped the then communist country to the west in 1957, died of natural causes at the age of 84.