Christo, ‘Pink Store Front Project’, 1980, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Christo, ‘Pink Store Front Project’, 1980, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Signature: Numbered by the Artist in Pencil lower left. Hand Signed and Dated in Pencil "Christo 1980" lower right

Publisher: Landfall Press, co-published by Makoto Ohaka, Yoshiaki Tono, Yoich Yamamoto and Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo

Jorg Schellmann, Christo Prints and Objects, 1963-1987: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1988, Catalogue Reference 105, page 133, another impression reproduced in color.

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