After Christo and Jeanne-Claude immigrated to New York in 1964, Christo began a series of Show Window and Store Front works. Using found remnants from demolished buildings and scrap heaps, Christo curtained their glass facades with fabric or paper to deny their function of transparency and display. As with his packages and other hidden objects, these works tantalise the viewer, replacing visual resolution with sculptural form.
galvanized metal, aluminium, wood, fabric, Perspex
213.9 x 122.2 x 9.0 cm
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Christo. John Kaldor Art Project, 1990:
From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 12 Dec 1995–17 Mar 1996
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: early works 1958-1969, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 08 Sep 2001–04 Nov 2001
Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 18 Apr 2003–06 Jul 2003
John Kaldor Family Collection Artist Rooms #1 - Christo:
- Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gosford 01 Feb 2013–01 Apr 2013
- Glasshouse Regional Gallery, New South Wales 04 Jul 2013–25 Aug 2013
- Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul 13 Sep 2013–01 Dec 2013
- Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre & Liverpool Regional Museum, Casula 09 Dec 2013–26 Jan 2014
Referenced in 5 publications
Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 82.
Nicholas Baume (Editor), Christo. John Kaldor Art Project, 1990, Sydney, 1990, 72 (colour illus.). cat.no.26
Sophie Forbat, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Christo', pg.62-77, Sydney, 2011, 64, 67 (colour illus.).
Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 60.
Alexander Tolnay, David Bourdon, Lawrence Alloway and Wolfgang Volz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: early works 1958-1969, Berlin, 2001.