21 June 2011
Christo (b. 1935)
Wrapped Trees (Project for the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland)
signed, dated and titled 'Wrapped Trees (Project for the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland) Christo 1997' (along the lower edge); signed, dated and inscribed 'CHRISTO 1997 #1' (on the reverse)
pencil, charcoal, pastel and crayon on paper
64¾ x 42in. (164.5 x 106.6cm.)
Executed in 1997
Annely Juda Fine Art, London.
Acquired by the late Ernst Beyeler.
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Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1998-99, no. 36 (illustrated in colour, p. 57).
London, Annely Juda Fine Art, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Black and White, 2000.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Christo catalogue raisonné being prepared by Daniel Varenne, Geneva, under number 6800.
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