The exhibition aims at making London audiences more familiar with the artist duo’s work, especially their earliest creations, and with the ways in which their art was connected to other prominent contemporary artistic movements and figures.
The retrospective comes as the couple’s latest project – the construction of the Mastaba, the largest pyramid in the world – is currently being put together by Christo’s nephew and might see the light of day within the next decade.
Senior Exhibition Programming Executive Lily Waterton, who organised the exhibition and curated the artworks, said: “The reason that we wanted to make this happen here in London was that this is the largest retrospective in the UK ever of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
“And while they have realised amazing projects they’ve never been fully appreciated in the UK by UK audiences.”
The exhibition features a number of small artworks as well as pictures and drawings of some of the couple’s most impressive urban art installations, including the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Watch the video below to find out more about the retrospective and its purpose.