Gabrovo, Bulgaria born 1935

  • worked Australia 1968-69


Reudnitz (near Leipzig) Germany 2004 /1924 – United States of America 2006


  • worked France, United States of America


Casablanca, Morrocco 1935 – New York 2009

Wrapped Coast, Little Bay, One Million Square Feet, Sydney, Australia, 1968-69 [WRAPPED COAST, LITTLE BAY, ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1968-69 [title should be in caps]] 1969 Place made: Little Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: part of the then named 'Packed coast (Project for Australia near Sydney) 1968-69'
Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph Impression: 10/10

Primary Insc: signed l.l. image "Christo" "10/10"
Dimensions: printed image 101.5 h x 127.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Kaldor, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.9
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Wrapped coast, Little Bay, 1969 was a turning point for 20th-century Australian art. Many Australian artists and students volunteered to assist them, introducing the radical idea that a work of art could be a collaborative project. Wrapped coast shifted attention from the gallery to the outside world, giving avant-garde art a more prominent media profile.

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