Christo signed Photo Valley Curtain 1972 CoAChristo signed Photo Valley Curtain 1972 CoA

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado 1970-72.

Large photo 11 x 8 iches (Photo: Wolfgang Volz. Copyright: Christo 1972).

The photo has been hand-signed by Christo and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

About this installation Valley Curtain 1972: At the end of 1970 Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their preparations for the Valley Curtain project. A 400-meter-long cloth was to be stretched across Rifle Gap, a valley in the Rocky Mountains near Rifle, Colorado. The project required 14,000 m2 of cloth to be hung on four steel cables, fastened with iron bars fixed in concrete on each slope, and 200 tons of concrete. The budget increased to $400,000, causing Christo and Jeanne-Claude additional problems with the financing. Finally enough works of art were sold to raise the money and, on 10 October 1971, the orange-coloured curtain was ready for hanging, but was torn to shreds by wind and rock. While a second curtain was being manufactured, Christo received a request from a Berlin art historian to wrap the Reichstag in response to the 1961 "Project for Wrapping a Public Building".

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude were a married couple who created environmental works of art. Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born on the same day, June 13, 1935; Christo in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and Jeanne-Claude in Morocco. They first met in Paris in October 1958 when Christo painted a portrait of Jeanne-Claude's mother. They then fell in love through creating art work together.

Item ID: col-13735

Christo signed Photo Valley Curtain 1972 CoA

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