Signed in brown wax crayon lower left.
Exhibition poster on the occasion of the exhibition “Christo and Jeanne-Claude; Early Works 1958-1969” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin; Sep. 3 – Dec. 30 2001.
Described on the left margin: WRAPPED TREES PROJECT FOR THE AVENUE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES PARIS COLLAGE 1969; Photo: H. Shunk, Lend by the Artists ©Christo 1969, Published by Kunstverlag Schumacher – Edition Fils, Düsseldorf.
Condition: Very good condition.
The “Early Works” were shown in a large-scale exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2001. The 420 works originated from the period 1958-69: loans from 39 museums and 129 private collections from all over the world. The packages, wrapped objects, oil drums, superstructures, showcases, shop fronts, and initial proposals for urban projects originated from the creative period in Europe 1958-64.
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 19th to until October 4th 2020.