Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Wrapped Reichstag. Berlin 1971–1995Edition of 5,000Hardcover in slipcase, 11.4 x 10.6 in., 11.84 lb, 700 pages2000Edition: English, French, German Availability: Sold Out
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Limited Collector’s Edition of 5,000 copies worldwide, each signed and numbered by Christo, Jeanne-Claude, and Wolfgang Volz, and including a piece of the original material used in the wrapping
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Wrapped Reichstag. Berlin 1971–19952000
Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–1995
Follow the project from its birth to its completion 20 years later
More than five million visitors witnessed the final making of one of the most exhilarating artworks ever created—a work that had been 24 years in the making, years of not only artistic and political debate. This unique document, developed and designed by the artists and their project coordinator Wolfgang Volz, demonstrates with sketches, preliminary drawings, documents, and photos on 700 pages how a vision was realized, a vision that took the world’s breath away and remains one of the most memorable art events of all time.
Limited Collector’s Edition of 5,000 copies worldwide, clothbound in a slipcase, each signed and numbered by Christo, Jeanne-Claude, and Wolfgang Volz, and including a piece of the original material used in the wrapping (22.5 x 22.5 cm)
Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their collaboration in 1961, and lived in New York City since 1964. Jeanne-Claude died in 2009; Christo died in 2020. Their large-scale projects include Wrapped Coast, Australia, 1968–69; Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970–72; Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972–76; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Florida, 1980–83; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975–85; The Umbrellas, Japan–USA, 1984–91; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95; Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997–98; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014–16, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016–18, and L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961–2021.
Wolfgang Volz has worked with Christo and Jeanne-Claude as the exclusive photographer of their works since 1971. He was also project director (with Roland Specker) for Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–95 and (with Josy Kraft) for Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997–98, and was in charge of The Wall – 13,000 Oil Barrels, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 1998–99 and Big Air Package, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010–13. His close collaboration has resulted in many books and more than 300 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.
David Bourdon was an art critic who was closely involved in the innovative Manhattan art world since the early 1960's. Bourdon wrote for many art magazines and was a frequent contributor to Art in America. Among his books were studies of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Wrapped Reichstag. Berlin 1971–1995Edition of 5,000Hardcover in slipcase, 29 x 27 cm, 5.37 kg, 700 pages
ISBN 978-3-8228-8637-3Edition: English, French, German