MEDIUM: SILK SCREEN/LITHOGRAPH AND COLLAGE
TITLE: TEXAS MASTABA 1975
EDITION #: TP 1 OF 4 TRIAL PROOFS
PRINTER: STYRIA STUDIO INC., NEW YORK CITY
SIZE 22 X 30 INCHES APPROX.
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This is a superb original signed and numbered limited edition color lithograph with silkscreen and collage by internationally acclaimed artist JAVACHEFF CHRISTO (American, born Bulgaria 1935), dating from 1975
This rare original color lithograph/silkscreen/collage is entitled "Texas Mastaba, Project for 500,000 Stacked Oil Drums" (S. 85), and is hand signed in pencil by the artist on the front lower right "Christo". It is also numbered "89/200", from the total limited edition of only 200 impressions. This was published by APC Editions, Chermayeff and Geismer Associates, New York. It is in excellent condition, measures 22 ¼" x 30" and is matted and framed in a silver metal section frame for a total size of 30 ¼" x 40". Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Packing and shipping is $65.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles.
An environmental installation artist and painter of architectural landscape drawings, Christo has become known for "wrapping" famous buildings and geographical landmarks with plastic and woven-fabric sheets. His projects, usually with the assistance of his wife and dealer Jeanne-Claude, include wrappings of the "Berne Kunsthalle" in 1968, a coastline area in Australia; the Reichstag, in Berlin; and the Pont Neuf in Paris. In California, he built a running fence 18 feet high and 24.5 miles long and in Japan and California, created a running series of 3,100 umbrellas. In February 2005, the Christos oversaw the installation of one of their most attention-getting endeavors, The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979-2005. Opening February 11 and lasting sixteen days, it was the biggest art project in the history of New York City. Seventy-five hundred frames, sixteen feet high, were placed at intervals along 23 miles of footpaths in the park. Suspended from the frames were orange tinted fabric banners, intended to convey a "splash of sunrise" and what Javacheff Christo described as "a visual golden river". Javacheff Christo was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, on June 13, 1935, the same day as his wife, Jeanne-Claude. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia from 1952 to 1956, and then worked at the Burian Theatre in Prague in 1956. He did further study in Vienna in 1957, and the following year went to Paris where he began creating wrapped, packaged objects.