American, Bulgarian and Moroccan, 1935 and 1935 - 2009. The creative duo of Christo and Jeanne Claude created massive, site-specific art installations, predominately with large fabric panels, that were inspired by the location. They began wrapping small objects as a way to give the objects a new identity. When applying that to buildings and structures, Chirsto and Jeanne Claude showcased the spirit of the structures and instead of being imposing or detailed, they became etherial and simple. They wanted their work to help viewers develop a new appreciation for the space or structure it occupied. They funded their installations almost completely from the sale of their sketches and maquettes of their projects as well as their Store Fronts and Store Windows projects. Some of their most famous installations include wrapping the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris and The Gates in New York's Central Park.