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Christo

Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1982

Fabric, charcoal, wax crayon, graphite, enamel paint and printed aerial photograph on card, in 2 Plexiglas boxes
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P
Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Executed in 1982, this work is registered in …

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Property from a Private Collection, New York

Executed in 1982, this work is registered in Christo's archives.

(i) 11 x 28 in. (28 x 71.1 cm.)
(ii) 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.7 cm.)
overall 33 x 28 1/4 in. (83.9 x 71.7 cm.)

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
(i) signed and dated "Christo 1982" upper left; further titled "Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida)" … Read more
Christo
American-Bulgarian, b. 1935
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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.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Executed in 1982, this work is registered in …

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Property from a Private Collection, New York

Executed in 1982, this work is registered in Christo's archives.

(i) 11 x 28 in. (28 x 71.1 cm.)
(ii) 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.7 cm.)
overall 33 x 28 1/4 in. (83.9 x 71.7 cm.)

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
(i) signed and dated "Christo 1982" upper left; further titled "Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida)" … Read more
Christo
American-Bulgarian, b. 1935
Follow

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.

Christo

Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida), 1982

Fabric, charcoal, wax crayon, graphite, enamel paint and printed aerial photograph on card, in 2 Plexiglas boxes
Bidding closed
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