21 1/8 × 29 1/8 × 3/4 in
53.7 × 74 × 1.9 cm
This rare 1975 photograph was taken by Hugo Mulas and is hand signed and annotated by Christo. It is a rare H.C. (Hors Commerce) Gelatin Silver Print, one of only ten (10) - from the portfolio "Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele, providing a unique view of Christo's "Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II" project - one that only lasted two days. This stunning photograph is printed on white board, and then beautifully framed in a silver wood frame with UV Plexi and is ready to hang. From the estate and collection of the renowned collectors and art historians Jacob and Aviva Baal Teshuva, and was acquired from their private collection. The Baal Teshuva's authored several monographs and publications on Christo. They were close friends of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and early supporters of Christo's many projects.
ABOUT THE WRAPPED MONUMENT TO VITTORIO EMANUELE II:
The monument to the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II, on Piazza del Duomo was wrapped with polypropylene fabric and red polypropylene rope, in the fall of 1970, in Milan, Italy. The fabric had been sewn beforehand according to patterns allowing ample folds. The wrapped monument could be seen from the center of the Galleria and at each extremity of the XIX-century grand vaulted pedestrian shopping passageway. The monument to Vittorio Emanuele II was projected in front of the late XIV-century-cathedral, the Duomo. All expenses were borne by the artists. The Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II remained for two days.