Lot 112
  • 112

Christo

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Christo
  • The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
  • signed, titled and dated 1979
  • pencil, pastel, wax crayon, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, charcoal and technical data on card in plexiglas frame
  • 80 by 59cm.; 31 1/2 by 23 1/4 in.

Provenance

Private Collection, Sweden (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is warmer and richer in the original, with the paper tone tending more towards cream in the lower section, and deeper ochre hues across the centre of the composition. Condition: This work is in very good condition. Under raking light there are a few scattered hairline scratches to the surface of the plexiglas. There are three fine lines of cracks surrounding the central screw of the left edge of the plexibox. There is some lifting in places to the four deckled edges of the composition, original to the artist's working process.
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Catalogue Note

The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude