Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection by Molly Donovan
4to. pp. 144. profusely illustrated. bibliography. hardcover cloth. dw. [New York]: Harry N. Abrams. .
Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
ISBN-10: 0810905728 / ISBN-13: 9780810905726
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created some of the most visually breathtaking works of the twentieth century. From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects such as The Umbrellas, Japan-U.S.A., 1984-91 and Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95, the artists have used fabric - wrapped, draped, and folded over, around, and through natural and constructed forms - to transcend the traditional bounds of painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture.
This volume spanning forty years of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's remarkable career accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art of sixty-one works from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Voqel, whose relationship with the artists dates to 1971. The wonderful breadth of works presented in color and discussed here includes several early packages, models for large-scale public works, preparatory drawings and collages for projects in urban and rural sites, and photographs of the completed projects.