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The Museum of Modern Art, Wrapped (Rear), Project for New York

Accession Number
1983/1.181

Title
The Museum of Modern Art, Wrapped (Rear), Project for New York

Artist(s)
Christo; Jeanne-Claude

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968-1971

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
27 15/16 in x 21 15/16 in (70.96 cm x 55.72 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
This print is part of a portfolio of prepatory sketches, photos, and other prints that the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude produced in 1968 for a project that would have taken place in New York City.  The pair was going to wrap the MoMA as well as the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, install an inflatible sculpture in the Garden, and build a Wall of Oil Barrels on 53rd street.  In the end, because the museum's insurance company would not continue to cover the museum while it was wrapped the museum agreed to create an exhibition of the prepatory materials for the project entitled Christo Wraps the Museum: Scale Models, Photomontages, and Drawings for a Non-Event.

Physical Description
This print includes three seperate images and text.  At the top is a sketch in black ink of the Museum of Modern Art, wrapped in textile, with buildings behind it.  Below is a map of the area in NYC around MoMA and a photograph of MoMA, unwrapped. Handwritten labels and notes are included.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Museum of Modern Art
buildings
car
diagrams
installations (visual works)
modern and contemporary art
museums (buildings)
preparatory studies
projects (artistic concepts)
streets
study

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