Wrapped Trees - Christo
Wrapped Trees. Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Basel, Switzerland, 1997-1998. Cologne: Taschen, 1998.
Special artist book, from an edition of 1,000 copies, of which this is numbered 167. Signed by Christo, Jeanne-Claude, and Wolfgang Volz, with an additional signed photograph, and a sample of the original project fabric laid in. Catalogue of 136 pages, profusely illustrated. Preserved in the original grey cloth slipcase and printed cardboard wrappers; this copy still sealed in publishers shrinkwrap. In Autumn 1998, Christo and Jeanne-Claude transformed 162 trees around Fondation Beyeler into a sculptural masterwork, wrapping them in 55,000 square meters of polyester fabric, fulfilling the artists’ vision that was unrealized with the Champs Élysées. This artist edition tells the story of the installation with original fabric from the project included.