Christo, The Pont Neuf, Wrapped, Project For Paris, 1979, Collage with pencil, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, crayon and charcoal. The exhibition was organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Travelling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

October 3, 2020 – January 1, 2021,
ALL GALLERIES

The exhibition was organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

A traveling exhibition of a unique collection of works of art by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will visit the VBMA. The collection includes original drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs capturing the versatility, longevity and international scope of the duo’s extensive career. One of the largest collections of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the United States, it was started by Tom Golden in the summer of 1974. Golden’s personal and professional relationship with the artists began during the 1974 public hearings for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s project Running Fence. Golden continued to manage and assist with several of the artist’s large-scale projects such as The Umbrellas and Over the River. This collection represents not only the special relationship between an artist and a collector but also the collaborative effort between the artists and the many people involved in producing the works.

The circulating exhibition is organized by the Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA which received the collection in 2001 as a donation by Tom Golden, a close friend of the artists.