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Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Wrapped Wool Bales: Project for Keith Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1969
Location: not on view

Description

Christo's monumental, but temporary interventions into cityscapes and landscapes challenge habitual perception. Predictability is interrupted when a familiar building is covered in fabric, for instance, and becomes a new focus of attention. Christo's comment on the transitory nature of his projects, "I seek the involuntary beauty of the ephemeral," indicates that he relishes the memory of creating a satisfying yet unrepeatable experience. Christo's projects include hanging a curtain across a valley in Colorado and wrapping the Pont-Neuf in Paris the and Reichstag in Berlin. To finance these costly undertakings, Christo makes many drawings, collages, and prints. The proceeds from these artworks are then used to fund the installations.
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  • {{cite web|title=Wrapped Wool Bales: Project for Keith Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne|url=false|author=Christo|year=1969|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1971.48