Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 630

Christo WEDDING DRESS Drawing, Estate Registered

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Christo (1935-2020)
Marking(s); notes: signed, marking(s); 1967
Country of origin; materials: Bulgarian/American; graphite on tracing paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 23.5"h, 18"w; 28.5"h, 22"w frame
Additional Information: Work is a study drawing for one of Christo's two installations at the 1967 "Museum of Merchandise" gala, a series of exhibitions exploring artist-designed pop art furniture and fashion created with mass production in mind. According to The New York Times 5.18.2003 article, "At the end of the evening, the finale of the fashion show brought roaring applause when a barefoot model crossed the basketball court wearing Christo's wedding 'dress' consisting of a white satin top and white satin shorts with its 'train' -- a white satin bundle the size of a baby elephant, bound in white silk rope, as if the bride were a beast pulling a burden." (source: This work was authenticated by the artist in 2019 and is registered in the estate of Christo V. Javacheff. Provenance: Robert Fontaine Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.

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very good, wear consistent with a functional/study drawing, not examined outside frame (condition of art only)