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Christo (1935)& Jeanne-Claude (1935 – 2009), Wrapped Reichstag, 1971-1995.

500,00 

including VAT (differential taxation according to §25a UStG.)

Offset print in colors on wove paper60 x 60 cm. Very good condition. 

Provenance: Private collection Berlin. 

Description

Signed in white wax crayon in the centre lower part. 

Titled and inscribed on the lower margin: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Wrapped Reichstag/ Veiled Reichstag. Berlin 1971-1995 Photo: Wolfgang Wolz © CHRISTO 1995 – Aerial Photo from East to West – Published by Kunstverlag Schumacher GmbH, Edition Fils, Düsseldorf. 

Condition: The lower left corner is slightly bumped. Otherwise very good condition. 

After 24 years of planning, the Reichstag in Berlin was wrapped in 1995. 100,000 square meters of thick polypropylene fabric with an aluminized surface and 15,600 meters of blue polypropylene rope with a diameter of 3.2 cm were used to cover the Reichstag. 

Biography 

The American artist Christo was born on 13 June 1935 as Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. From 1953 to 1956 Christo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, and in 1957 he spent a semester at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1958 he moved to Paris, where he met Jeanne-Claude. From the beginning Christo worked with wrapped objects and packages. In 1964 Christo and Jeanne-Claude moved to New York. Other important major projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude are the 1976 “Running Fence”, California; 1983 the “Surrounded Islands”, Miami; 1985 “The Pont Neuf Wrapped”, Paris; 1991, “The Umbrellas, Japan-USA”, Japan; 1995 “Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin” and 2005 “The Gates”, in Central Park in New York or most recently the “Floating Piers” at Lago d’Iseo 2016, as well as the upcoming project “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” from September 19 to until October 4th 2020. 

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artist

Christo (1935)& Jeanne-Claude (1935 – 2009)

technique

offset print

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