Christo, 5600 Cubicmeter Package (Monuments)


Christo (American-Bulgarian, b. 1935)

Medium: Offset lithograph on Bristol board

Dimensions: 70 × 54.5 cm (27 3/5 × 21 1/2 in)

Edition of 100: Hand-signed and numbered in pencil

Printer: Hans-Peter Haas, Stuttgart

Catalogue raisonné: Schellmann/Benecke 15

Condition: Very good

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Christo, 5600 Cubicmeter Package (Monuments)

Christo’s 5600 Cubicmeter Package print was created for the Monuments Portfolio. The collection of limited edition prints (including one multiple) was published in 1968 to help fund Christo’s Documenta participation.

Christo Javacheff, known simply as Christo, gained fame as part of the renowned artistic duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude, celebrated for their monumental installations using fabric or plastic. Their transformative projects, which include wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin, draping the Pont Neuf in Paris, and installing the Surrounded Islands in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, explored the interaction between man-made and natural environments, challenging public perceptions of familiar spaces. The duo emphasized the aesthetic impact of their artworks, temporarily altering landscapes to create new, ephemeral experiences that only persisted through the preparatory drawings, prints, and multiples that documented their projects. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s art was designed to be transient, existing in a physical form for only a short period before being dismantled. Christo reflected on this aspect of their artwork by saying, “I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain.” This philosophy underscored the uniqueness of their collaborations, which remained central to Christo’s career even after Jeanne-Claude’s passing in 2009. Following her death, Christo continued to realize visions they had conceived together, such as The Mastaba in London’s Hyde Park in 2018. Born in Bulgaria in 1935 and passing in 2020, Christo’s legacy is profound, characterized by a dedication to crafting visually stunning and conceptually deep works that redefined public spaces and engaged audiences worldwide. His contributions to art extend beyond the physical installations to include prints and editions that capture the essence of their temporary creations, allowing the impact of their work to endure beyond its physical presence.

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