Christo, ‘3 sheets: Wrapped monument to Leonardo, project for the Piazza della Scala, Milan’, 1971, Koller Auctions
Christo, ‘3 sheets: Wrapped monument to Leonardo, project for the Piazza della Scala, Milan’, 1971, Koller Auctions
Christo, ‘3 sheets: Wrapped monument to Leonardo, project for the Piazza della Scala, Milan’, 1971, Koller Auctions

Lot of 3: 1 collotype with collaged fabric and mounted on cardboard. 64/99. 1 colour lithograph and collotype. 143/999. 1 colour collotype. 144/999. Each signed lower right: Christo, as well as titled below: WRAPPED MONUMENT TO LEONARDO (PROJECT FOR PIAZZA DELLA SCALA MILANO). Sheet size 74.5 x 55.5 cm on vélin. Published by Edition 999, Zurich. Printed by Matthieu AG, Zurich. Complete.

Catalogue raisonné: Schellmann/Benecke, no. 40 - 42.

Edition 999 AG, Zurich.
By descent to the present owner; since then private collection Switzerland.

About Christo

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne-Claude. The duo’s projects, such as The Gates in Central Park and Wrapped Reichstag intervened in public spaces in order to draw attention to them. “We borrow space and create gentle disturbances for a few days,” Christo once said. “We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work of art. All our projects are like fabulous expeditions.” Since Jeanne-Claude’s passing, Christo has worked to complete unrealized projects such as Over The River, a miles-long stretch of fabric that would function as a canopy over the Arkansas River. In gallery spaces, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

American-Bulgarian, b. 1935, Gabrovno, Bulgaria, based in New York, New York

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Polígrafa Obra Gráfica at Ch.ACO 2017
2017
Galleria Tega at Frieze Masters 2017
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