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An image of Show Window by Christo

Christo

(Bulgaria, United States of America 13 Jun 1935 – )

Title
Show Window
Year
1966
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
galvanized metal, aluminium, wood, fabric, perspex
Dimensions

213.9 x 122.2 x 9.0 cm

Credit
John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Accession number
L2011.58
Copyright
© Christo
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (5)

Nicholas Baume (Editor), Christo. John Kaldor Art Project, 1990, Sydney, 1990, 72 (colour illus.). cat.no.26

Nicholas Baume, From Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Jeff Koons: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Sydney, 1995, 82.

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.

Exhibition history (5)

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: