CHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern CaliforniaCHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern California

One of a presumably limited edition of stamped legal size envelopes, HAND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AT UPPER LEFT, issued at the Tejon Pass Station in Lebec, California on October 8, 1991, commemorating the opening (the next day at sunrise) of the famous "The Umbrellas" installation at the scenic, mountainous site 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The famous, fleeting installation of so-called "Environmental Art" was the idea of internationally-known contemporary artists CHRISTO (1935-) and his wife Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009), who became world-renowned since the 1970's for their audacious and ambitious projects around the globe. On October 9 of 1991, 1,760 yellow umbrellas measuring 19 feet 9 inches in height (six meters) and 28 feet 5 inches across were erected and opened on the tawny mountainsides in the dramatic Tejon pass area on both sides of Interstate 5. The umbrellas remained open for 18 days as millions viewed the installation. At the same time, 1,340 blue but otherwise identical umbrellas were opened in Ibaraki, Japan for a similar installation. This envelope, hand signed by Christo in crayon and displayed simply in a plastic box is a work of contemporary art in and of itself. It is in excellent condition.

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CHRISTO (1935-) hand signed special edition envelope commemorating opening of 1991 "The Umbrellas" installation in Southern California

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