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Christo
B. 1935
THE PONT NEUF, WRAPPED (PROJECT FOR PARIS)
i: signed, titled and dated 1985; variously inscribed on the reverse
pencil, fabric, twine, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, aerial photograph and architectural drawings on card, in two parts
i: 28.6 by 71.8 cm. 11 by 28 in.
ii: 56.5 by 71.8 cm. 22 by 28 in.
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Provenance

Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above in 1995)
Paris, Cornette de Saint-Cyr, 9 July 1992, Lot 156
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

"When we were wrapping Pont Neuf in 1985, Christo and I were standing on a barge directing the climbers who were placing the fabric on the underside of the arches. And in the middle of all this noise and activity, we looked up at the fabric and it was so beautiful, silvery and shimmering in the reflected light of the river, and we smiled at each other."  Jeanne-Claude

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