Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2008
The Center for Visual Art (CVA) is proud to host the Colorado debut of Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Pri nts and Objects, a collection of original works by the world-renowned artists.
Exhibition | Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2008
Opening Reception | Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 Members only: 6–7 p.m.; Open to the public: 7–9 p.m.
Public Lecture by the Artists | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, 5:30 p.m. Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex Exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.
The artists are presenting this lecture as a gift to the CVA.
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The exhibition includes 130 works, numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Works in the collection, from 1962 through 2004, represent the diversity in their oeuvre.
The works in the exhibition relate to the large projects in which Christo and Jeanne-Claude have made short-term, reversible interventions in cityscapes and landscapes. Some show completed projects, others show the artists’ conceptions of projects never realized. The act of drawing and collage is a preparatory one for Christo in anticipation of a project’s realization. Once completed the large-scale, temporary projects are recorded in photographs, books, touring exhibitions, films and videos.
Top right image: CHRISTO: The Mastaba, 1,240 Oil Barrels, Project for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Lithograph, 1968-1998. © Christo 1998. The indoor installation was created in 1968 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
Bottom left image: CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: VALLEY CURTAIN, RIFLE, COLORADO, 1970-1972. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. © Christo 1972.
The Metro State CVA wishes to thank Josy Kraft, Vladimir Yavachev and the following sponsors:
Public Lecture Prersenting Sponsors:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude derive no income from this exhibition.