Christo, Javacheff

JAVACHEFF CHRISTO Surrounded Islands (1982), 1983

Sku: NR060
Artist: Javacheff Christo
Title: Surrounded Islands (1982)
Year: 1983
Signed: No
Medium: Offset Lithograph
Paper Size: 25 x 39 inches ( 63.5 x 99.06 cm )
Image Size: 21.5 x 35 inches ( 54.61 x 88.9 cm )
Edition Size: Unknown
Framed: No
Condition: A: Mint

Additional Details: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83 Using 6.5 million square feet of floating pink fabric, Christo and Jeanne-Claude encircled eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay, extending the perimeter of each island by 200 feet. An elaborate undertaking that involved legions of contractors, engineers, attorneys, and seamstresses, Surrounded Islands also required extensive consultation with marine biologists and ornithologists. Ultimately, the project benefited its surroundings: Christo and Jeanne-Claude's crew removed forty tons of garbage from the uninhabited islands.