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.
|Medium||Lithograph with collage of fabric, twine, and staples|
|Dimensions||Unframed, 71 x 56 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992|
|Item Number||IMMA.154 GL|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Bulgarian artist Christo Javacheff, later known as Christo, trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Interested 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. In 1976 Christo proposed a project for wrapping the walkways in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.View Artist
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