MS: Laurel

WHERE: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

WHEN: On view through October 6, 2012.

TITLE: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects

BRIEF ABOUT: More than 130 original numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne Claude’s versatile artistic career, and it includes works of art that date from 1961 through 2007.

     Although Christo, and Jeanne-Claude, (www.christojeanneclaude.net) who died in 2009, have worked primarily with fabric, they have described themselves as environmental artists because they work in both rural and urban environments. Known for large-scale projects in which Christo and Jeanne-Claude have made short-term, reversible interventions in cityscapes and landscapes, their most recent project, “The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005” drew millions of visitors to Manhattan’s Central Park during the 16 days of the project’s installation.

     Exhibiting acclaimed works on display include preparatory works for and documentation photographs of “Surrounded Islands, Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida”; lithograph/collages of “Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” and “Wrapped Opera House, Project for Sydney”; photographs of “Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado” and “Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties”; and sculptural objects such as “Wrapped New York Times” and “Wrapped Payphone.”

MORE DETAILS: Call 601.649.6374 or www.LRMA.org.




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