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Christo and Jeanne-Claude
LOT ID: 96750
Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York, 1991

Lithograph, with collage of fabric, thread, transparent polyethylene, staples, photograph, map (chine collé), and masking tape; charcoal and color additions, on Arches Cover mounted on museum board
39.3 х 25 in. (99.82 x 63.5 cm.)
Signed, and numbered lower right of print
Print/Casting Year 1991
Edition LP aside from edition of 125
Foundry/Publisher Saint-Guillaume Gallery, Tokyo, pub.; Landfall Press, Chicago, prntr.
Lot description
This work is hand-signed in pencil by the artist CHRISTO.

Over the years Christo has created prints and drawings for projects that have never been realized. One of these is "Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York," a project that proposed to drape the iconic building where the ball is dropped every New Year’s Eve completely in fabric. Christo repeatedly attempted to gain permission to wrap this building, but he had no success. This print shows how he wanted this project to look, including a depiction of the wrapped building with real fabric, a photograph of the existing building, and a map with its location circled. This edition funded Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 1984-91 project "The Umbrellas" in Japan and California.

This impression is a printer's proof, inscribed "LP" for Landfall Press, who printed the edition.
Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Wrapped Building, Project for 1 Times Square, Allied Chemical Tower, New York by Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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