Diaries of artist who wrapped Pont Neuf and Berlin Reichstag reveal illustrious circle of friends New York

Extracts from the private appointment diaries of the artist known as Christo, who wrapped the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Berlin Reichstag in foil, have been published to promote a sale of his personal art collection.

The notes of appointments and meetings – often accompanied with doodles – give a tantalising glimpse of what the auctioneers call the artist, who died last year, and his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude’s “hidden world” as they struggled to establish themselves in New York in the 1960s.

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