Christo

Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)

Christo

Wrapped Globe (Eurasian Hemisphere)

Price: $12,000.00

Price excludes VAT
Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Collage from different materials and Silkscreen
Year:
2019
Edition Size:
160 Arab and 90 Roman
Dimensions:
85.5 x 75 cm (33.6 x 29.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

About the Artwork

Christo, in his latest edition, literally wraps the Earth, thus interpreting one of the greatest themes of our time: the vulnerability of our Mother Earth. The artist used a cut-out photograph of the European and Asian portion of a Globe from 1960s, covering it in plastic foil and wrapping it together with light thread. Here, the Earth lies precariously on the naked back of a woman, like once Atlas carried all the weight of the world on his shoulders. In today´s fragile world the wrapped earth seems forced into an even more precarious yet precious balance, thus revealing all the beauty of this coexisting state.


We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.

Christo

At 85 x 75 cm, "Wrapped Earth" is unusually large for Christo´s work. The interaction of all the different materials (pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, plastic sheeting, twine, enamel paint and masking tape on brown board) gives the collage a very special feel, almost like an unique work, and as all of Christo´s works, tell us all about their unique creation process.

About the Artist

About the printing Technique

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.