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Poster, The Pont Neuf Wrapped

This is a Poster. It was designed by Christo and photographed by Wolfgang Volz. It is dated 1985 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Christo Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon worked together on temporary sculptures and installations that often involved monumental displays of fabrics and plastics, civic engagement, and large public labor forces.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 61.9 × 94.8 cm (24 3/8 × 37 5/16 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 64.5 × 97.3 cm (25 3/8 × 38 5/16 in.)

It is signed

In plate at upper left corner in black, and in plate, signed and dated in white, lower right corner.

It is inscribed

In white across lower edge of sheet in one unbroken line: CHRISTO/LE PONT NEUF EMPAQUETE/THE PONT NEUF WRAPPED/PARIS 1975-1985/PHOTO WOLFGANG VOLZ/C.V.3 CORPORATION 1985/NOUVELLES IMAGES 45700 LOMBREUIL-FRANCE/Dr. du Projet - JOHANNES SCHAUB/KC 48/ OFFSET PRINTED IN FRANCE

Cite this object as

Poster, The Pont Neuf Wrapped; Designed by Christo (American, b. Bulgaria 1935); offset lithograph on paper; H x W: 61.9 × 94.8 cm (24 3/8 × 37 5/16 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 64.5 × 97.3 cm (25 3/8 × 38 5/16 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-204

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