Christo & Jeanne-Claude
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Christo was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, a small town in the Balkan Mountains. His given name was Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, and his parents were Ivan Vladimir Javacheff, a chemist and a businessman who ran a fabric factory, and Tzveta Dimitrova, a political activist and a secretary at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ivan and Tzveta were socially connected with artists and intellectuals around Gabrovo, and Christo grew up surrounded by progressive ideas and culture. Christo began creating art early on, inspired by his parents bohemian social circle, and was encouraged by several professors from the Academy of Fine Arts who would frequent the family home s to visit his parents. Politics also shaped his early life, and as a young boy Christo witnessed his birth country s invasion by the Nazis, and later by the Soviets.
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Relevancia Mundo del Arte: 88.75
Relevancia Sociedad: 88.50
Pure Taste indicator: 80.29
Cap-price of an original artwork A4 size: 4,952.11 Euros