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Title

Show Window

1966


Artist

Christo

Bulgaria, United States of America

13 Jun 1935 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

L2011.58


Artist information

Christo

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


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.