- Wrapped portrait of Jane Mansfield
- signed and dated 63 on the reverse
- oil on canvas in plastic wrap and twine mounted on masonite
Galerie Ad Libidum, Antwerp
Galerie Onnasch, Berlin
Sale: Sotheby's London, Post War and Contemporary Art, 21 March 1991, lot 80
Collection Alain & Candice Fraiberger
By wrapping a painting of Jane Mansfield, an icon of glamour in the 1950s and 1960s, Christo plays on the idea of aesthetic detachment, giving enigmatic meaning to this portrait whose eroticism is increased because it is veiled. The original work is covered by an aura of mystery and takes on new meanings through Christo’s intervention. There is detachment, but not concealment, and the function is simply tipped into a double perspective.