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Christo, b.1935

Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele, Project for Piazza del Duomo, Milan1975

The physical artwork of this project, two monuments wrapped in polypropylene fabric and rope, lasted only a brief number of days, however, the planning required significant time and consideration. Christo’s documentation of this collaborative work by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, reveals the time, effort and vision of the artists to realise projects. As viewers we are not excluded if we cannot be part of the actual event, the documentation allows the work to live on after the project has been completed.

MediumLithograph with collage of fabric, twine, and staples
Dimensions71 x 56 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
EditionEdition 29/75
Item NumberIMMA.154 GL
Image Caption
Christo, Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele, Project for Piazza del Duomo, Milan, 1975, Lithograph with collage of fabric, twine, and staples, 71 x 56 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Christo b.1935

Bulgarian artist Christo Javacheff, later known as Christo, trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia from 1953 to 1956. During that time he developed an interest in art directed towards social purposes. Together with his partner and collaborator Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, Christo sought to provoke new insights into ordinary objects by wrapping them. Initially modest in scale, these temporary wrappings evolved to become monumental projects undertaken across American and Europe. In 1976 Christo proposed a project for wrapping the walkways in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
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