About This Artwork

Christo
American, born Bulgaria, 1935

Running Fence, 1976

Collage of parachute fabric stapled to cut wove card, with cut and pasted photocopies, on white wove paper, and pastel, crayons, and charcoal, on wood pulp laminate board
561 x 712 mm
Signed recto, lower left corner, in black crayon: "Christo 1976"; inscribed lower left, in black crayon: "RUNNING FENCE PROJECT for Sonoma County and Marin County, STATE of California" (plus other text integrated with design)

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, 1991.694

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Recent Acquisitions: Gifts of 20th Century Works on Paper to the Permanent Collection," July 16, 1993–January 23, 1994.

Ownership History

Sold by the artist to Dorothy Braude Edinburg; given to the Art Institute, 1991.




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