Christo began wrapping and packaging objects in the late 1950s. His early works made use of items from daily life – such as books and boxes – which he draped, folded and bound in fabric. Later he collaborated with his wife Jeanne-Claude to wrap entire buildings and environments. While visually the folds of fabric in their works refer to classical forms from art history, the process of wrapping relates more broadly to cultural practices of preserving, shrouding and concealing.
Multiple, the Book “Christo” wrapped in canvas and with twine, 1973, signed in pen and numbered 10/100, published by Abrams Original Editions, New York, 31 x 28cm.
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