2 Posters, Christo and Gretchen Dow Simpson, Offsets, 1976/1984

Item no. 348036-21
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    • 2 offset prints in colors on brown wove paper and coated cardboard resp. after original works by the artists
    • Christo (b. 1935) – Bulgarian-American environmental artist
    • Gretchen Dow Simpson (b. 1939) – US-American artist
    • The poster by Christo was issued for the portfolio ‘America: the third century’, which had been commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation on the occasion of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
    • The poster by Gretchen Doe Simpson was issued for the artist’s exhibition at Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, April to May, 1984
    • Sheet dimensions: 89 x 61 cm and 62.5 x 80.5 cm
    • Each in magnetic frame: 90.5 x 62.5 cm and 64 x 62 cm
    • Object is taxed regularly. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
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    The posters are in overall very good condition. Both frames are in good condition with only slight signs of wear.

    Christo (b. 1935) & Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009)

    Christo, born as Christo Javacheff, grew up as the son of an industrialist family in Bulgaria. He studied from 1953 to 1956 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. In 1957, he studied for one semester at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. Since 1958, he lived in Paris where met Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon.

    From very early on in his artistic activity, Christo began wrapping objects. He followed the idea that the act of wrapping makes visible the banality and the excess of most objects that exist in our world. Jeanne-Claude always supported him in the realization of his projects by negotiating with mayors, interest groups, environmental activists and residents to receive approval for the projects. (fea)

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