Christo: John Kaldor Family Collection artist room

27 September – 1 December 2013

Christo is known for his ‘wrapping’ of public monuments, buildings and features of the landscape in collaboration with his life and work partner Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009), as well as his own projects wrapping smaller objects. In 1969, Christo and Jeanne-Claude directed a team of mountain climbers, workers and volunteers in wrapping 2.5 kilometres of Sydney coastline with more than 90,000 square metres of fabric. It was the first Kaldor Public Art Project and one of the most important early environmental or land art works anywhere in the world and the largest single artwork that had ever been made.

This exhibition is the first in an intended series of touring ‘artist rooms’ drawing on the Kaldor collection. Each show will bring together a wealth of work over a number of years by an individual artist of note.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

[image right] Christo Wrapped Book 'Modern Art' 1978, edition 71/120, polyethylene, twine, book, 34.5 x 25.5 x 4.5cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection © Christo. Photo Jenni Carter.

Artwork: Christo's 'Wrapped Book Modern Art' 1978