9 February 2006
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTION
Christo (b. 1935)
The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and Western-USA)
(i) annotated (along upper and lower edges)
(ii) titled 'The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and Western-USA)' (along upper edge); signed and dated 'Christo 1987' and further annotated (along lower edge)
(i) pencil, charcoal, wax crayons, pastel and enamel paint on paper mounted on board
(ii) topographic map, wax crayons, pastel and fabric on paper mounted on board
(i) 30½ x 26¼in. (77.5 x 66.6cm.)
(ii) 30½ x 12in. (77.5 x 30.5cm.)
Executed in 1987
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Christo catalogue raisonné being prepared by Daniel Varenne, Geneva under archive number 5095.
This work is a preparatory collage for the temporary artwork The Umbrellas (Project for Japan and Western-USA) which was completed in October 1991 and lasted eighteen days.
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