Christo, ‘Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings’, 1980, Koller Auctions
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Christo

Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings, 1980

Colour lithograph with collage (fabric, thread and street map)
Edition of 99
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H.C., hors commerce from the edition of 15, outside the edition of 99. Signed in pencil centre …

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American-Bulgarian, 1935–2020
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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.

Christo, ‘Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings’, 1980, Koller Auctions
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H.C., hors commerce from the edition of 15, outside the edition of 99. Signed in pencil centre right : Christo, as well as titled in the stone: Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings (state for 2 Broadway, 20 Exchange Place, NY. City). Image 67.3 x 55 cm on firm paper laid on carboard 70.3 x 55 cm. Published and …

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Christo
American-Bulgarian, 1935–2020
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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.

Christo

Two Lower Manhattan Wrapped Buildings, 1980

Colour lithograph with collage (fabric, thread and street map)
Edition of 99
Bidding closed
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