Christo / Wrapped Wool Bales: Project for Keith Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne / 1969Christo
Wrapped Wool Bales: Project for Keith Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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Creator Name: Christo
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1935
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
Creator Name-CRT: Christo
Title: Wrapped Wool Bales: Project for Keith Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1969
Creation End Date: 1969
Creation Date: 1969
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: Drawing
Materials and Techniques: collage: photograph, graphite, wax crayon, fabric, cotton, twine, staples, black crayon
Dimensions: Overall: 71.1cm x 55.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1971.48
Credit Line: Gift of Agnes Gund for the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Print Club of Cleveland
Copyright: ? Christo 1969

Christo's monumental, but temporary interventions into cityscapes and landscapes challenge habitual perception. Predictability is interrupted when a familiar building is covered in fabric, for instance, and becomes a new focus of attention. Christo's comment on the transitory nature of his projects, "I seek the involuntary beauty of the ephemeral," indicates that he relishes the memory of creating a satisfying yet unrepeatable experience.

Christo's projects include hanging a curtain across a valley in Colorado and wrapping the Pont-Neuf in Paris the and Reichstag in Berlin. To finance these costly undertakings, Christo makes many drawings, collages, and prints. The proceeds from these artworks are then used to fund the installations.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1971.48
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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