Found by Bob Melet at a book show in Santa Monica, this postcard features the installation piece “Valley Curtain” created by artist Christo and his wife Jean-Claude. The artists installed a giant piece of orange woven nylon fabric between two mountain slopes near Rifle, Colorado. Just 28 hours after its completion, gale-forced winds forced the curtain to be removed. This rare postcard is the only evidence of this monumental Land Art Installation.

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Minor ding to upper right quadrant; unexamined outside of frame.
Frame: 6 x 7.75 x 1.25 inches

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Christo (American, Bulgarian-born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, b.1935) and Jeanne-Claude (American, French-born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, 1935 –2009) were a couple most known for creating conceptually and visually impressive works that covered familiar locations and monuments in swaths of fabric. Sometimes seen as controversial due to their scale and the monuments chosen, their environmental artworks examine and create new ways of viewing familiar landscapes. Their most famed works include, “Wrapped Reichstag”, Berlin (1971-95), “The Umbrellas”, Japan - USA (1984-91) and “Surrounded Islands”, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida (1980-83).

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Signed Christo Postcard: Valley Curtain (Project for Colorado) , 1970-1972
Lot Number 8
Offset lithograph in colors on card
4 x 6 in (10.16 x 15.24 cm)
Signed in black ink on recto

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Signed Christo Postcard: Valley Curtain (Project for Colorado)
  • Dimensions
    4 x 6 in (10.16 x 15.24 cm)