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Title

Packed Coast, One Million Square Feet, Project for Australia

1969


Artist

Christo

Bulgaria, United States of America

13 Jun 1935 - 31 May 2020


About

This is the model for the inaugural Kaldor Public Art Project, 'Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia' 1968-69.


Details


Date

1969


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

scale model: fabric, rope, twine, staples, cardboard, wood, plaster, paint, pencil, Perspex


Dimensions

15.0 x 122.0 x 82.0 cm weight 23kg


Signature & date

Signed and dated right edge, black fibre-tipped pen "Christo 69".


Credit

John Kaldor Family Collection


Location

Not on display


Accession number

L2010.27


Artist information

Christo

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Sophie Forbat, John Kaldor family collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Christo', pg.62-77, Sydney, 2011, 64, 73 (colour illus.).

Sophie Forbat (Editor), 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, 2009, 62 (colour illus.).

Anthony Bond OAM (Curator), Landmarks, Katoomba, 2017, 20.

Alexander Tolnay, David Bourdon, Lawrence Alloway and Wolfgang Volz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: early works 1958-1969, Berlin, 2001.

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, 138 (colour illus.). cat.no.81

Adam Free, Journey to now: John Kaldor art projects and collection, Adelaide, 2003, 60.