• Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    Christo (b. 1935)

    The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City)

    Price Realised  

    Christo (b. 1935)
    The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City)
    (ii) signed and dated 'Christo 1996' (lower left); titled 'The GATES (Project For CENTRAL PARK, New York City)' (along the upper edge)
    (i) pencil, charcoal, waxcrayon and pastel on card
    (ii) pencil, charcoal, enamel paint, aerial photograph, photograph by Wolfgang Volz and waxcrayon on card
    (i) 96 x 42in. (244 x 106.6cm.)
    (ii) 96 x 15in. (244 x 38cm.)
    Executed in 1996


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    To be included in the forthcoming Christo Catalogue raisonné
    being prepared by Daniel Varenne,Geneva under number 8059.

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    Provenance

    Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.