November 10, 2012 - January 13, 2013
This exhibition features more than 130 original numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne Claude’s versatile artistic career and is being toured in the United States for first time in more than 15 years.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have often described themselves as environmental artists because they work in both rural and urban environments. They are especially well known for large-scale projects in which they have made short-term, reversible interventions in cityscapes and landscapes. Many of the pieces in the exhibition relate to these large-scale projects—some representing completed projects, and others representing the artists’ conceptions of projects that were never realized.
Noteworthy pieces in the exhibition include preparatory works for and documentation photographs of Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida; lithograph/collages of Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped and Wrapped Opera House, Project for Sydney; photographs of Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado and Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties; and sculptural objects such as Wrapped New York Times and Wrapped Payphone.
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Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida 1980-1983, 1984, Portfolio with 4 dye-transfer color photographs, mounted on rag paper, and sample of fabric used in the project. Photograph by Wolfgang Volz.