AMERICA THIRD CENTURY CHRISTO POSTER
24"W x 35"H Linen backed
Date: 1975 / Artist: Christo , Jeanne-Claude
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Titled Texas Mastaba, this poster by artist/sculptor Christo is part of a series of artworks commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation for its American Bicentennial project titled “America: The Third Century.”
A mastaba is an Egyptian tomb that is rectangular with a flat top and outward sloping sides. Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude began building mastaba-type structures out of oil drums in the late 1960s, and this drawing envisions a Bicentennial project of 500,000 stacked oil drums. It was never built.
Bulgarian-born Christo Javacheff (1935-2020), who was known simply as “Christo,” and his wife Jeanne-Claude de Guillebon were environmental sculptors known for their large-scale outdoor art installations, most notably their project wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin, their Running Fence in Northern California and The Gates in NYC’s Central Park.
You will enjoy having this interesting poster by this renowned artist in your collection.