Christo

"The Museum of Modern Art Packed Project"

1968

Medium
Oil on cut-and-pasted gelatin silver prints (by Ferdinand Boesch) on board with pencil, colored pencil, cut-and-pasted transparentized paper, and pressure- sensitive tape on board
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 15 1/2" (55.2 x 39.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of D. and J. de Menil
Object number
869.1968
Copyright
© 2017 Christo
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Christo has 31 works  online.
There are 14,978 drawings online.

The Museum of Modern Art has inspired a number of artists to propose site–specific works. In 1968 Christo and his partner Jean–Claude conceived of a project to transform the Museum by "wrapping" the building with tarpaulin and rope. Ten years later Matta–Clark was invited to work with the facade of a portion of the building scheduled to be demolished during an expansion. Several preparatory drawings document the designs he considered cutting into the glass and steel structure. Although neither of these proposals was ultimately realized, the drawings speak to the artists' daring activations of architecture and the urban environment.

Gallery label from 2007

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