DescriptionCHRISTO (Bulgarian/American, b. 1935)
Packed Coast (Project for West Coast 15 miles long), 1968
Polyethylene, twine, charcoal, wax crayon, and graphite on cardboard collage
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil: Packed Coast (Project for West Coast 15 miles long) Christo 1968
Leo Castelli and Holly Solomon, New York;
Acquired by the previous owner from the above, 1993;
Private collection, New York.
The Castelli-Solomon Gallery was Christo's primary dealer in the United States, and this project was the artist's first major installation executed. Holly Solomon acquired this work for her personal collection and later sold the work privately in 1993. The Plexiglas box is original to the artist's own specifications.
Aside from slight paper discoloration to cardboard piece in upper half of the composition, this work remains in very good condition. Framed in an acrylic box.
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