RIP Jeanne-Claude

Jeanne-Claude, wife and 51-year artistic collaborator with Christo, has died at age 74. She passed away Wednesday night in New York from complications of a brain aneurysm, the Times reports. The duo created memorable large-scale "temporary works of art" like The Gates in Central Park, Wrapped Reichstag and Surrounded Islands. In a note on the pair's website, Christo says Jeanne-Claude's body will be donated to science and that he's committed to completing works in progress, Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates.

Update: Here's PBS' Art Beat on the Colorado project. And here's the Times' full obituary.

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