Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped Reichstag Berlin 1971 – 1995 [SIGNED, HARDCOVER EDITION]

Köln: Taschen, 1996. Limited edition. Hardcover. 624/5000. Signed by Christo, Jeanne-Claude and Wolfgang Volz on colophone. Original textured silver cloth with blue lettering on spine, housed in matching photo-illustrated slipcase, black lettering on spine. Contains sample of original aluminum mesh framed in white cardboard (9 x 9") at inside back cover. Documentation of one of the startling and most stunning public art projects, representing the essence of conceptual art on a scale unmatched in the 20th century, one might say. 100 rock climbers abseiing down the facade of the Reichstag, without cranes or machinery being used in the project.

This publication provides vivid documentation and a perspective of the extent of the project by the Bulgarian artist. His personal view, as expressed in The Guardina: "Artist - and above all architects - seek permanence," he said. "I don't. I like leaving nothing. That takes courage." His projects were funded mainly by selling prepatory drawings, always refusing sponsoship. Christo forbade the Three Tenors to perform a concert in front of the wrapped Reichstag. Fine condition, slipcase with minor wear. Item #48369
ISBN: 3822886378

Price: $950.00

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