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Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek

Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple is an original screen print in colors with photo collage on wove paper, printed to the sheet edges. Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek was published by the XXIVth Olympic Games Committee, Seoul, South Korea. Schellmann & Benecke 135.

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne Claude. In Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

Believing that people should have intense and memorable experiences of art outside the institution of the museum, Christo typically creates temporary wrappings — generally lasting several weeks — on a vast scale. Borrowing land, structures, and spaces used and built by the public (and, therefore, already laden with a history of associations and connotations), he momentarily intervenes in the local population’s daily rhythm in order to create “gentle disturbances” intended to refocus citizens’ impressions. Such disturbances force each local participant/viewer to examine the way that social interaction becomes entrenched in routine and is consequently deadened.

Title

Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek

Medium

Screenprint with collage

Year

1988

Edition

300

Catalogue Raisonné

Schellmann & Benecke 135

Signature

Signed

Size 35.2 x 27.4 (in)
89.5 x 69.5 (cm)
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Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple is an original screen print in colors with photo collage on wove paper, printed to the sheet edges. Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple is published by the XXIVth Olympic Games Committee, Seoul, South Korea. Schellmann & Benecke 135.

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne Claude. In Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

Believing that people should have intense and memorable experiences of art outside the institution of the museum, Christo typically creates temporary wrappings — generally lasting several weeks — on a vast scale. Borrowing land, structures, and spaces used and built by the public (and, therefore, already laden with a history of associations and connotations), he momentarily intervenes in the local population’s daily rhythm in order to create “gentle disturbances” intended to refocus citizens’ impressions. Such disturbances force each local participant/viewer to examine the way that social interaction becomes entrenched in routine and is consequently deadened.

In his solo work, Christo continues to conceive projects, some existing on paper only, in which found objects—from magazines, newspapers, and street signs, to nude female models, telephones, computers, and automobiles—are wrapped in fabric or plastic and then twined. These assemblages embody many of the themes Christo and Jeanne-Claude explored in their artistic partnership, among them the opposition between the familiar and the uncanny, the veiled and the exposed, the built and the natural environments, utility and futility, permanence and ephemerality.

Christo Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek-Munchen, West Germany, Aegina Temple

Major exhibitions of the artists’ work have been organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (1979), Museum Ludwig in Cologne (1981), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (1990), Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (2001), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2004). Jeanne-Claude died in 2009; Christo lives and works in New York City.

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Title

Wrapped Statues – Project for DerGlypotek

Medium

Screenprint with collage

Year

1988

Edition

300

Catalogue Raisonné

Schellmann & Benecke 135

Signature

Signed

Size 35.2 x 27.4 (in)
89.5 x 69.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request