Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971–1995 Edition of 5,000
“All our work is about freedom.” Christo and Jeanne-Claude conceived the idea of wrapping the Berlin Reichstag back in 1971, but it took until the summer of 1995, when for two weeks the German capital seemed the very center of the art world, for the scheme to come to fruition.
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)
CONDITION: C [ ORIGINAL BOX – OPENED BOOK – NO TRACE OF USE]