National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the Vogel Collection, February 3 - June 23, 2002

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Notable Lecture:
Elson Lecture 2002: Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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Notable Lecture:
Conversations with Artists: Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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Works by
Christo
in the Gallery's Collection

Press Materials

Image: Christo, Valley Curtain, Project for Colorado, Grand Hogback, collage 1971,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection,
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, Patrons' Permanent Fund,
and Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 1992.7.1
© Christo 1971For more than 40 years Christo and Jeanne-Claude have wrapped, covered, draped, and folded fabric over, through, and around everyday objects, both natural and constructed forms. Their work has challenged the traditional definition of sculpture and artistic practice while creating a discourse for such issues as the environment and aesthetics. This exhibition of 61 objects spans the artists' career. It includes such early works as Christo's Package (1961), and continues with studies for works in progress such as Over the River, Project for Arkansas River, Colorado.Various media are included, ranging from preparatory drawings and collages to scale models related to proposals for large-scale public works in urban and rural sites to photographs of completed projects. The exhibition draws its contents from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel at the National Gallery.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.