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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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Catalogue Raisonné: 122, Schellmann
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin
Location: Upper right, Upper left
Notes: Very minor soiling along the edges of the sheet. See photos.
Degree: Minor
Water Damage or Warping
Area: Margin
Location: Lower right
Notes: Water stain in lower right corner, about two inches in length. See photos.
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 31.5 x 24.5 x 1.5 in. (80.01 x 62.23 x 3.81 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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