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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    Christo (b. 1935)

    The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and U.S.A.)

    Price Realised  

    Christo (b. 1935)
    The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and U.S.A.)
    (i) signed and dated 'Christo, 1988' (lower right)
    (i) pencil, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, topographic Map and collage on card
    (ii) pencil, fabric, pastel, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, topographic map and collage on card
    (i) 26 1/8 x 11 7/8in. (66.4 x 30.2cm.)
    (ii) 26 1/8 x 30¼in. (66.4 x 76.8cm.)
    Executed in 1988 (2)


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    To be included in the forthcoming Christo catalogue raisonné being prepared by Daniel Varenne, Geneva, under archive no. 5099.

    This work is a preparatory collage for the temporary artwork The Umbrellas (Project for Japan & Western U.S.A.) which was completed in October 1991 and lasted eighteen days.

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.