Christo (1935), Over the river, project for the Arkansas river, State of Colorado, 1999.

390,00 

Offset print in colors on textured cardboard, 50 x 59.8 cm. No. 20099 (20134). Very good condition. 

ProvenancePrivate collection Berlin. 

Description

Signed in lower left with black wax crayon. 

Titled on the lower margin: CHRISTO. OVER THE RIVER; PROJECT FOR THE ARKANSAS RIVER, STATE OF COLORADO; described: Collage 1999 in two parts. Photographer: Wolfgang Wolz © CHRISTO 1999, edited by: Kunstverlag Schumacher GmbH, Edition Fils, Düsseldorf. 

Condition: Very good condition. 

Since 1997 the artist Christo has been working on the project “Over the river” for which an approximately 60 kilometre long stretch of the Arkansas River was to be covered with silvery shimmering tarpaulins carried by steel cables anchored to the bank. In 2017, after the election of US President Trump, Christo cancelled the project in continuation of the artist protest J20 and a never-ending legal dispute due to environmental controversies.  

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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