An image of Two Wrapped Trees

Christo

(Bulgaria, United States of America 13 Jun 1935 – )

Two Wrapped Trees

Location
Not on display
Further information

Christo began working with the landscape as a student employed to beautify the landscape of his native Bulgaria as seen from the Orient Express. He later moved to Paris and associated with Nouveau Réalisme, a group of artists who used found materials and responded to everyday situations in their work. Christo’s ambition for larger projects was established when he moved to New York in 1964 with his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude. In 1960 John Kaldor invited Christo to Australia, a visit which resulted in ‘Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia 1968-69', Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first major environmental work and one of the most ambitious land-art events in the world at the time. It was during his visit to Australia that Christo wrapped two Australian eucalypts to make ‘Two Wrapped Trees’.

Year
1969
Media
Sculpture
Medium
two Eucalyptus trees, polyethylene, tarpaulin, rope
Dimensions
a) 91.0 x 950.0 x 91.0cm b) 91.0 x 518.0 x 45.5 cm
Credit
Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
250.2011.a-b
Copyright
© Christo