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 Christo,  (1935 - )
Bulgary

Wrapped Cushion (Empaquetage), 1962-65

Fabric, rope and cushion mounted in box;
80 x 60 x 22 cm
Nouveau Réalisme

UID 102-114



Biography

Bulgarian born artist, settled in Paris in 1958. In contact with the New Realists, he began to wrap found objects in cloth, placing the emphasis less on the contained than on the container. These wrapped forms could range from more recognizable shapes like a chair, a woman, to unidentified objects. From 1968 he worked with his wife Jeanne-Claude (b.1935). In 1968 he actually wrapped his first building, the Kunstahalle in Bern, Switzerland.. The Christos are best known for their vast environmental projects that have involved wrappings not only whole buildings but even significant portions of open nature, as was the case of Running Fence, a 1972-76 work executed in the California coastal counties. In 1995 the Christos realized a project that had been in preparation since 1971. They wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, the traditional seat of the German parliament and a building with a long and violent history.



Exhibitions

Pop 60s Transatlantic Crossing
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
11-09-1997 ~ 17-11-1997

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Colecção Berardo - Arte Pop & Ca.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
19-04-2002 ~ 15-09-2002

Berardo Museum
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 16-09-2007

A Colecção Berardo a partir do Atelier Brancusi
Galeria Jornal de Notícias, Portugal
26-01-2007 ~ 24-03-2007

Observers
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo - Art Pop & Ca., 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742873

Pop '60s Transatlantic Crossing, 1997
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176384

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Published by TBS Television, INC.

Sotheby's, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and Ceramics, London, Wednesday, 24th March and Thursday 25th March 1993, lot. 334, 1993
Published by Sotheby´s

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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