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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN Z. MARGULIES

Christo
STORE FRONT (PROJECT)
Estimate
350,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARTIN Z. MARGULIES

Christo
STORE FRONT (PROJECT)
Estimate
350,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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Christo
B. 1935
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
43 x 63 x 5 in. 109.2 x 160 x 12.7 cm.
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Provenance

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

Exhibited

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

Literature

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)

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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