Catalogue Signing: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958 – 2018

Serpentine Gallery

15 Jul 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Catalogue Signing: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958 – 2018

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Please note that Christo will be signing books and posters that are on sale from the Serpentine Galleries.

Join us on Sunday 15 July, from 4pm until 5pm at the Serpentine Gallery, when Christo will be signing the catalogue for the exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018.

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Please note that Christo will be signing books and posters that are on sale from the Serpentine Galleries, and only one item per visitor. The catalogue will be available to purchase on the day.

The fully illustrated catalogue is published by Taschen in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries on the occasion of Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958 – 2018, a major exhibition that coincides with the artists’ first outdoor sculpture in the UK, The London Mastaba, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake, 2016-18. Towering at 20 metres high, it is the largest of Christo’s realised mastaba works to date, and comprises of 7,506 painted oil barrels in a floating mosaic of red, white, blue and mauve.

The book includes Christo’s earliest preparatory works through to his most recent drawings for his project in London, many of which are published here for the first time. These are presented alongside Wolfgang Volz’s photographs documenting the build of The London Mastaba and its installation in the Serpentine Lake. It also includes a conversation between Christo and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, a new essay by architectural critic Paul Goldberger and texts by Adam Blackbourn.

Christo does not receive any income from the sale of the posters and catalogues and all sales benefit Serpentine Galleries.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018

19 Jun 2018 to 9 Sep 2018

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural works that intervene in urban and natural landscapes around the world and temporarily alter both the physical form and visual appearances of sites. This summer, in the heart of London, the Serpentine Galleries presents a major exhibition of the artists’ work, which draws upon their use of barrels to create artworks. Simultaneously, Christo presents The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park 2016 - 2018, a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake. 

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958 – 2018 Catalogue

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Christo Photo: Wolfgang Volz

Christo Photo: Wolfgang Volz

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Christo, barrels image

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Wall of Barrels - The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62

Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Jean-Dominique Lajoux

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Wrapped Oil Barrels, 1958-59

Group of eighteen barrels, four wrapped

Wrapped barrels: two: 62 x 36.5 cm, one: 64 x 36.5 cm, one: 60 x 36.5 cm,

Fabric, steel wire, lacquer, paint, and oil barrels

Photo: Wolfgang Volz