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Christo

The Gates, Project for Central Park, NYC

Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of John Kaldor

Christo

Christo

The Gates, Project for Central Park, NYC

The Gates, Project for Central Park, NYC

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Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of John Kaldor

Christo

1935 - 2020

The Gates, Project for Central Park, NYC



i. signed Christo and dated 1985 (lower left); titled (upper edge)

graphite, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon and three photographs by Wolfgang Volz on paper, in 2 parts

i. 96½ by 42½ in. 245.1 by 108 cm.

ii. 96½ by 15⅜ in. 245.1 by 39.1 cm.

Executed in 1985.

This work is in very good condition overall. All collage elements appear to be stable and intact. There is a soft undulation to the sheet. There is evidence of glue residue and stray yellow media scattered throughout the right element, inherent to the artist’s working method. Please note this work was not examined out of its frame. Encased in Plexiglas frames.


Framed dimensions: 96 ½ by 58 in. (245.1 by 147.3 cm.)


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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1985
Marina Vaizey, Christo, New York, 1990, cat. no. 131, illustrated in color