Sotheby’s to Offer 25 Christo Artworks in Paris This Fall

During his one-of-a-kind career, Christo, who died in New York City last year at age 84, became famous for monumental works such as wrapping islands in Miami in hot pink fabric and gates in Manhattan’s Central Park in saffron fabric.

Christo’s final project—which involves wrapping Paris’s historic Arc de Triomphe in blue fabric—will be realized this September. Now, Sotheby’s is teaming up with the artist’s estate to stage a sale that will bring Christo’s preparatory sketches for the work to market.

Under the title “The Final Christo,” 25 sketches for the installation of L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped will be offered for private sale. The works will also be exhibited at the house’s Paris headquarters from September 17 to October 3, to coincide with the unveiling of the wrapped monument.

The private sale and exhibition showcase 25 of Christo’s original artwork made in preparation for this massive-scale work that has been in development for 60 years. The works range in price from $150,000 to $2.5 million USD.

To learn more, visit the Sotheby’s Auction “The Final Christo” page here.

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