Christo Autograph on Artist Postcard Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA

Christo Autograph on Artist Postcard Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA

Christo 1977, Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Der Deutsche Reichstag - Berlin). Display with artist postcard, hand-signed by Christo and an original piece of the fabric used for wrapping the building. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size of the framed display: 9,4 x 9,4 inches (23 x 23 cm), very good condition, glass.

Christo (born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев, June 13, 1935) was married to Jeanne-Claude (born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) . They created environmental works of art.

After the project "The Umbrellas" Christo and Jeanne-Claude concerned themselves again, with wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin. With the support of the President of the Parliament, Rita Süssmuth, Christo and Jeanne-Claude worked to convince the elected Members of Parliament, going from office to office, writing explanatory letters to each of the 662 delegates and innumerable telephone calls and negotiations. On 25 February 1995 after a 70 minute debate at the Parliament and a Roll Call vote, the Bundestag allowed the project to go ahead.

Just under 100,000 m2 of fireproof polypropylene fabric, covered by an aluminum layer, and 15 km of rope were needed. The wrapping began on 17 June 1995 and was finished on 24 June. The spectacle was seen by five million visitors before the unveiling began on 7 July.

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