Christo, ‘Wrapped Building/Project #1 Times Square’, 2003, michael lisi / contemporary art

This lithograph with collage was created in 2003. From the signed and numbered edition of 200 measuring 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)

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, NY, United States

Group Shows

Sylvia White Gallery, 
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth, 
Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany,
Planet Water
Schaan / Liechtenstein,
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, United States,
Take an Object
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