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  • 380 Wrapped Trees (Project for Avenue des Champs Elysées and Rond Point des Champs Elysées Paris)
    1969
    Plastic, twine, charcoal, gouache, tape and photograph collage on paper mounted on paperboard
    71.1 x 55.8 cm

  • Over the River, Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado, Parkdale Siding, #42
    1996
    Graphite, gelatine silver photographs, pastel, coloured pencil on printed paper,
    Work in two parts, 30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm

  • The Gates (project for Central Park, New York City)

    2002

    Pencil, wax crayon, email, tape and a photography by Wolfgang Volz

    21.5 x 28 cm (in original frame)

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    Surrounded Island

    1982

    Pastel, wax crayon, graphite and printed paper collage on paper

    In two parts: 144.8 x 243.8 cm overall

     

     

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    Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay)

    1982

    Pencil, photograph, enamel paint, wax crayon and ballpoint pen on cardboard

    Part I:  - 72.39 x 28.57 x 3.81 cm. Inscribed 70A on the reverse. Framed.

    Part II : 72.39 x 57.15 x 3.81 cm. Inscribed 70B on the reverse. Framed.

     

  • The Wall / Project for a Wrapped Roman Wall

    1974

    Charcoal, graphite, pastel, fabric and threads on cardboard

    Signed, titled and dated along the lower edge

    70.5 x 55 cm.

     

Christo was born in 1935 in Bulgary. He is an environmental artist known for his outdoor sculptures and displays made of fabrics and plastics.

Christo attended the National Academy of Art in Sofia, and after a period of working in Prague, he studied for a semester in Vienna at the Academy of Fine Art.  After a brief stay in Geneva, he moved to Paris in 1958 where he met Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009). In the same year, he began working on packages and wrapped objects. Two years later their son was born. In 1961, they started working together creating their first installation in the harbor of Cologne: “Stacked Oil Barrels and Dockside Packages”. In 1964 they relocated to New York City.

Among their projects, the most recognizable include: Valley Curtain (1972; Rifle Gap, Colorado), Running Fence (1976; Marin and Sonoma counties, California), Surrounded Islands (1983; Biscayne Bay, Florida), Pont Neuf (1985; Paris, France), Blue umbrellas (1991; Sato River valley, Japan), Yellow umbrellas (1991; Tejon Pass, California), Wrapped Reichstag (1995; Berlin, Germany), and The Gates (1979-2005; Central Park, New York City).

The last project, The floating piers (Lake Iseo, Italy), will be ready in 2016.