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Christo and Jeanne-Claude
LOT ID: 96748
Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1985

Offset lithograph, with collage of pink woven polypropylene fabric on Arches paper
30.9 х 24 in. (78.49 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, and numbered lower right in pencil
Print/Casting Year 1985
Edition AP aside from edition of 100
Foundry/Publisher Foundation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, pub.; Jacques London, Paris, prntr.
Lot description
This work is hand-signed in pencil by the artist CHRISTO.

This print chronicles the planning of the 1980-83 installation of "Surrounded Islands" near Miami, in which 6.5 million square feet of striking, bright pink polypropylene was cut to form a 200-feet-wide outline that floated closely around eleven small islands in Biscayne Bay. Prior to the installation of this project in May 1983, nearly 40 tons of refuse and debris were removed from the islands. This print shows what the islands were meant to look like, alongside a birds-eye view of the shape of an island and a collage addition of the actual fabric that was used.

There is water staining in the lower right corner of the sheet, about two inches wide, as well as very minor, pale soiling at the top of the sheet. See photos.
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Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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