"Valley Curtain. Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72"
Edited by Gerd Hatje Verlag, Stuttgart 1973.
4°, 347 pages.
Photographs by Harry Shunk and Wolfgang Volz.
With an original piece of fabric-cloth.
Signed and dated by Christo (with the signature he used for his best graphic works of the 70's).
Limited edition of 1500 unnumbered copies.
It also includes a postcard hand signed by Christo and Jeanne Claude and an original piece of cloth used in the installation of the project. In quality paspartu.
This copy, is kept in good condition. Solid and firm, but a little open on the inside "spine" on pages 156-157.
It is one of the best books of the Bulgarian-American artist.
Lot without reserve price.
This lot has as a gift a small engraving by a Spanish novel artist.
About the titanic installation of Valley Curtain ...
Private collection of books, documents and graphic work by the artist land art.
One of Christo and the late Jeanne-Claude’s first large-scale projects was in Colorado. In August 1972, the couple unfurled a 250,000-square-foot orange curtain across the 1,250-foot-wide Rifle Gap, where it rippled over Colorado 325 north of Rifle for about 27 hours before shredding in high winds. A previous attempt in October 1971 was thwarted by high winds, which damaged the curtain.
The “Valley Curtain” project was approved by the Colorado Division of Highways, and it was anchored on private land on either side of the canyon. Christo and his wife never asked the city of Rifle or the state for funding.
“They didn’t want a single dime,” said then-Mayor John Scalzo. “We could not have bought the publicity it brought to the town, and economically, it was well worth it...”
- Aantal boeken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Signed; Christo and Jeanne Claude
- Valley Curtain
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Duits, Engels, Tweetalig
- Originele taal
- Harde kaft
- Andere extra - zie beschrijving, Beperkte oplage, Gesigneerd
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 32×25 cm