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Christo at Leo Castelli Gallery (Hand Signed) and addressed to Pierre Restany, 1966

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Rare Offset Lithograph Poster 

 

This particular invitation bears an international postage stamp and is addressed to: 


Mr. Pierre Restany
53 Av Foch
Paris 16
France 

22.00 x 22.00 in

55.9 x 55.9 cm

Boldly hand signed by Christo in blue marker on the lower left recto (front).

PRICE: $7,500
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    About The Work

    Pierre Restany is the influential French art critic, theorist and writer who became close to Yves Klein and is credited with coining (and/or promulgating) the term IKB. Restany also famously coined the term "Nouveau Realisme" to describe the European answer to the American Neo-Dada of Fluxus and Pop Art. The group originally included artists Martial Raysse, Arman, Yves Klein, François Dufrene, Raymond Hains, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé - but Niki de Saint Phalle (Tinguely's wife) and, significantly, Christo himself would later join this group. Hence the historical value of this signed 1966 Christo poster, from the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery in New York, to Pierre Restany in Paris can not be underestimated. 

    Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

    About Christo

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    • In good vintage condition with folding and aging on the verso as would be expected from an invitation that was actually mailed overseas.

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