Ponte Sant'Angelo, Wrapped (Project for Rome)

Estimate $11,000.
Famous for his monumental projects of wrapping iconic structures (such as the Reichstag) to bring “revelation through concealment,” this screenprint captures Christo’s project for one of the most important historic bridges in the “Eternal City” of Rome.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Post War Art, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Spring Accrochage 2016, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
Overpainting, Repetto Gallery, London