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Christo
STORE FRONT (PROJECT)
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
255
Christo
STORE FRONT (PROJECT)
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 514,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Christo
B.1935
STORE FRONT (PROJECT)
signed, titled and dated 64; signed, titled and dated 1964 on the reverse
plywood, enamel, electric light, metal wire, vinyl, charcoal, tape, paper and graphite mounted to masonite
27 1/2 by 40 3/4 by 4 in. 69.8 by 103.5 by 10.2 cm.
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Provenance

Galleria del Leone, Venice
Private Collection, Bari (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, New York, May 18, 2000, lot 247
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

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." David Bourdon

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York