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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    Christo (b. 1935)

    Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, California)

    Price Realised  

    Christo (b. 1935)
    Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, California)
    signed, titled and dated 'Christo 1976 Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, California' (along the lower edge)
    pencil, charcoal and collaged printed documents on card
    28 x 22in. (71 x 56cm.)
    Executed in 1976, this work is a preparatory drawing for the temporary artwork Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76.


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    To be included in the forthcoming Christo Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Daniel Varenne, Geneva, under number 7776.

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist in 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Christo, The Running Fence, 1977. This exhibition later travelled to Santa Clara, California, 1977.
    Karuizawa, Museum of Modern Art Seibu Takanawa, Christo from the Rothschild Bank AG Zürich Collection, 1987-1988. This exhibition later travelled to Tokyo, the Seibu Musuem of Art, and Kobe, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
    London, Annely Juda, Christo: Projects not realised and Works in Progress, 1991.
    Vienna, Kunsthaus Wien, Christo, der Reichstag und andere urbane Projekte, 1993.