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Wrapped Roses

Accession Number
1974/2.28

Title
Wrapped Roses

Artist(s)
Christo

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
plastic, cord and staples

Dimensions
2 7/16 in x 23 9/16 in x 5 ⅞ in (6.19 cm x 59.85 cm x 14.92 cm);2 7/16 in x 23 9/16 in x 5 ⅞ in (6.19 cm x 59.85 cm x 14.92 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Willson

Subject matter
Wrapping something in plastic is usually meant to preserve or protect it; however, in “Wrapped Roses” Christo wraps something made of plastic in more plastic. Throughout his career, Christo, with collaborator Jeanne-Claude, has wrapped numerous items in cloth or plastic, including small boxes, furniture, even buildings. The artists deny that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic, contending that the purpose of their art is to simply create new ways of seeing familiar objects.

Physical Description
Three plastic long-stemmed red roses wrapped in thick transparent polyethylene, tied with twine, ends stapled

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type
assemblage

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Bulgarian (culture or style)
Neo-Dada
flowers
found object sculpture
modern and contemporary art

4 Related Resources

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(Part of: Collection Ensemble)
Wade in the Water (2019)
(Part of: Sight & Sound: A New Way to Experience UMMA's 'Collection Ensemble')

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