Stage name of Bulgarian sculptor Christo Javachev (Gabrovo 1935 – New York 2020). He studied in Sofia, Prague, and Vienna. He came to Paris in 1958 and became associated with the Nouveau réalisme group; in 1964 he moved to New York. In association with his wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935-2009), he is regarded as one of the most significant exponents of land art and is best known for his designs and executions of “wraps” of famous public buildings and natural scenery. In 2016, the artist designed The floating piers on Lake Iseo. In 2021, the work conceived by the artist in the 1960s to clad the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was realized posthumously.