Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The umbrellas, Japan and USA, 1984-91
The artists are known for their large-scale environmental works – often realised through the use of woven fabric. The Umbrellas was a temporary work of art based across two countries (Japan-USA), which reflected the similarities and differences in the ways of life and use of the land. 1,760 yellow umbrellas were used in the USA; 1,340 blue umbrellas in Japan.
Photos: Wolfgang Volz © Christo 1991