Lot 128
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Christo

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60,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

  • Christo
  • Wrapped Staircase for Yvon Lambert Gallery (Project for 28 Rue de Paradis, Paris)
  • signed, titled and dated 72-75
  • graphite and fabric collage on masonite in Plexiglas box
  • 21 1/4 by 15 3/4 in. 54 by 40 cm.
54 by 40cm.
Executed in 1975.

Provenance

São Schlumberger
By descent to the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Christo, often working with his spouse and artistic collaborator Jeanne-Claude, worked from the 1960s to the present on ambitious installations, involving the wrapping of recognizable monuments, buildings and geographical landmarks. Some of the most successful and impressive of the executed projects that the duo created were the Wrapped Pont Neuf, The Gates in Central Park, the Wrapped Reichstag, and the Surrounded Islands in Biscayne Bay, garnering the artists' media attention and widespread fame.

Christo's plans were elaborate and detailed, requiring numerous sketches, plans and mapping, which necessitated significant funding and even city permits and permissions. Due to the ambitious nature of these artistic endeavors, Christo's initial plans were often thwarted, and the only remaining trace of his grandiose ideas are his beautifully and delicately rendered drawing collages, such as the present work, Wrapped Staircase for Yvon Lambert Gallery (Project for 28 Rue de Paradis, Paris).

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