Kaldor Public Art Project 1: Christo & Jeanne-Claude 1969

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jeanne-Claude, Christo28 October – 14 December 1969

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects
Sydney, Australia

'Wrapped Coast'

28 October – 14 December 1969

Little Bay, Sydney

'Drawings and Collages'

22 October – 8 November 1969

Central Street Gallery, Sydney

'Wool Works'

1–30 November 1969

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

'Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet', Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69 was the first major environmental project created by the iconic artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, more than a decade before they became famous for large-scale environmental projects at sites around the world. 'Wrapped Coast' was the largest single artwork that had ever been made. Larger than Mount Rushmore, the expanse was so vast that no one vantage point allowed a complete view; instead, visitors walked for an hour to cross its surface. Two-and-a-half kilometres of coast and cliffs up to 26 metres high were shrouded in fabric and rope, appearing like a moonscape, alpine snowfield or Arctic terrain, transformed by sweeping winds into rivulets and billowing sails.


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