The artist Christo, famed for humongous fabric installations that permeated the landscape or wrapped around large items, has passed away from natural causes at 84. His relevance for Peanuts is that he was not only mentioned in the strip, but he interacted with its world, as he wrapped Snoopy’s doghouse in the November 20, 1978 strip.
Decades later, Christo would recreate the event in real life when he and his partner Jeanne-Claude presented the Schulz Museum with a wrapped doghouse. This special item is on permanent at the museum.
The project he was working on, an enrobing of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, will not go unfinished; other people will be wrapping it up.