CHRISTO 1935-2020 (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff)

Gabrovo 1935-2020 New York (Bulgarian)

Title: Lower Manhattan Wrapped Building, New York, from: Five Urban Projects, 1985

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Photograph mounted on Rag Paper, with Collotype, Screenprint, and Collage of Fabric and Twine with Hand Colouring

Paper size: 35.5 x 28 cm. / 14 x 11 in.

Additional Information: This collotype, screenprint and photograph with collage is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Christo” at the lower left corner.

It is also hand inscribed and numbered from the edition of 20, beside the signature. It is one of 20 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition of 100.

This is one of the five works included in the series: Five Urban Projects.

It was published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and printed by Domberger KG, Bonlanden, Germany.

The other subjects were: Ponte S. Angelo, Wrapped, Project for Rome, Wrapped Trees, Project for the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris, Mein Kölner Dom, Wrapped, Project for Köln, Curtains for La Rotonda, Project for Milan

Other impressions of this work can be found in the collection Museum of Modern Art New York (MoMA).

Literature: Schellmann, J. & Benecke, J. (1988). Christo Prints and Objects, 1963-1987: A Catalogue Raisonne. New York: Abbeville Press.

Reference: Schellmann & Benecke 127

Condition: Very good condition. Some minor staining from adhesive around the photograph.