24 June 2005
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTION
Christo (b. 1935)
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
(i) signed and dated 'Christo 1979' (lower right); titled ' The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)' (lower left) and further annotated (along lower edge)
(ii) annotated (along upper and lower edges)
(i) pencil, wax crayons and technical data collage on paper mounted on board
(ii) pencil and wax crayons on paper mounted on board
(i) 15 x 96in. (28.3 x 244cm.)
(ii) 42 x 96in. (106.5 x 244cm.)
Executed in 1979
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To be included in the forthcoming Christo catalogue raisonné being prepared by Daniel Varenne, Geneva under archive number 239.
This work is a preparatory collage for the temporary artwork Mastaba of Abu Dhabi yet to be completed.
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