CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (1935-2020 AND 1935-2009)
CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (1935-2020 AND 1935-2009)
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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (1935-2020 AND 1935-2009)

The Pont Neuf, Wrapped (Project for Paris)

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CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE (1935-2020 AND 1935-2009)
The Pont Neuf, Wrapped (Project for Paris)
titled 'The Pont Neuf, Wrapped (Project for Paris)' (lower left of upper element); signed and dated 'Christo 1980' (lower right of upper element)
graphite, wax crayon, pastel, charcoal, ink and printed paper collage on paper, in Plexiglas box, in two parts
upper element: 15 ½ x 96 ½ in. (39.4 x 245.1 cm.)
lower element: 42 ½ x 96 ½ in. (108 x 245.1 cm.)
overall: 58 ¼ x 96 ½ in. (148 x 245.1 cm.)
Executed in 1980.
Provenance
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work proceeds on the assumption that the most important contribution of art is its impact on the ongoing development of our consciousness as a culture, and that the object itself has little worth once its historical effect on its contemporaries has been achieved. For this reason, the artists remove all their projects after a display period of a week or two. indeed, the dismantling of the works add mystery and a legendary character to the projects that causes still more conversation and thought. But once the work has occurred it also leaves a lasting legacy of ideas, even if it is removed without a physical trace.”

(J. Fineberg, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to The Gates, New York, 2004, pp. 12-13). 
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude in front of The Pont Neuf Wrapped, 1975-1985. Photo: Wolfgang Volz/laif/Redux. Artwork: © Christo 1985.

Header Image: Present lot illustrated (detail).

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