Sale: 425 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 12./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 514

 
514
Christo
Surrounded Island, 1982.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 31.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Surrounded Island. 1982.
Acrylic paint, pencil and color pen over Collage on paper, laminated on board. In Object frame.
Signed and dated lower left, as well as titled and inscribed in lower margin. Additionally inscribed in image. 36.5 x 29 cm (14.3 x 11.4 in), the full sheet. [JS].

The work is registered in the Archive of Christo and Jeanne Claude, New York.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Daniel Varenne, Geneva (with label on stretcher).
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.

Essay
In 1983 Christo and Jean Claude wrapped the coastal lines of eleven small islands in the Biscayne Bay south-east of Florida with pink sheets of polypropylene. In context of the ephemeral art project a total of 603,870 square meters of water surface were covered: Art and landscape form a unique synthesis that offers the observer ever new sensations of surreal beauty in the course of the day's changing lighting conditions. This collage was made as draft for this famous project and shows the artistic vision of the color-outlined islands in sunset light
514
Christo
Surrounded Island, 1982.
Collage
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 31.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)