Jeanne-Claude Javacheff

Jeanne-Claude Javacheff was an artist who created the 2005 Central Park installation The Gates and other large-scale “wrapping” projects around the globe with her husband Christo. Their other projects include wrapping the Reichstag in Germany, the Pont Neuf in Paris, the Kunsthalle in Bern, Switzerland, and a Roman wall in Italy; a 1991 project involved thousands of bright yellow and blue umbrellas positioned across miles of inland valleys in Japan and California.