17 May 2007
Property from the Estate of Horace H. Solomon
Christo (b. 1935)
Storefront Yellow from Merkin Paint
signed, titled and dated 'STOREFRONT/YELLOW from MERKIN PAINT Co. Christo 65' (lower edge)
graphite, charcoal, wax crayon, enamel paint, fabric, paper and Plexiglas on wood cut-out with electrical construction
29 x 24 x 2 in. (73.7 x 61 x 5.1 cm.)
Executed in 1965.
Acquired from the artist by the late owner
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Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Early Works, 1958-69, September-December 2001, no. 192 (larger version illustrated in color).
This work is a study for the life-size version of the work, Yellow Store Front, 1965.
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