Lot 47
  • 47


350,000 - 500,000 USD
514,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Christo
  • Store Front (Project)
  • signed, titled and dated 64; signed and dated 1964 on the reverse
  • pencil, charcoal, enamel paint, cut plywood, fabric, electric light, metal screen and plexiglas mounted on wood


Galerie Le Clos de Sierne, Geneva
Daniel Varenne, Paris
Stefan T. Edlis and Gael Neeson, Chicago (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, New York, November 16, 2000, Lot 281 (consigned by the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Tokyo, Biennales de Paris, 1978, cat. no. 14, illustrated


The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture, Miami, 2008, p. 320, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"They were so generalized as to be universal–a kind of 'everystore.' There are no goods or activities to be glimpsed through the undraped margins of the windows. And there are no signs, emblems or addresses to particularize their location or function...Like Hopper, Christo distills specifics to arrive at a generalization, creating a mood of detachment, loneliness and vacancy. His stark store fronts also create a feeling of alienation.... Within these solid-looking facades, the illuminated show windows become isolated and significant voids—zones of unspecified activity or use. Voids and solids, transparency and opacity—all exist with equal importance." (David Bourdon, Christo, New York, 1970, p. 28)