Christo letter and photographs relating to "wrapped floor" project


Christo letter and photographs relating to "wrapped floor" project


A letter to Miss Cestina, April 23, 1970, concerning "wrapped floor" project, and two accompanying photographs of a preliminary drawing by Christo of "wrapped floor," and of the realization of "wrapped floor," in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Christo, 1935- (person)

Christo (American/Bulgarian, b.1935) is a sculptor best known for his unique wrapped works, which span from small-scale wrapped books to entire buildings and sites in nature, encased in fabric. Christo, born Christo Vladimiroff Javacheff, attended the art academy in Sofia as a youth, trained in the Socialist Realist aesthetic of the era. He moved to Prague, where he was first exposed to the work of early European modernists, and later to Paris, where he befriended a group of artists including Yv...