Lot 255
  • 255

Christo

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
Sold
514,000 USD
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Description

  • Christo
  • 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

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
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