Christo wrapped a VW Beetle in 1963 for 10 days at the Schmela Gallery in Düsseldorf. Because the wrapping was temporary, he bought an original VW Beetle from 1963 in 2013 to wrap him again. On view, for the first time, at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf in 2016. Ralph Goertz, the director of the IKS, met Christo at his studio in New York for an interview and talked with him about this important work. The archive also contains a film documentation of his work at the Gasometer in 1999 including setup and interview with Jeanne-Claude and Christo.
Christo, Wrapped Beetle 1963 (Objekt 2014), 1963 / 2014, Auto, Stoff, Seile
Im Besitz des Künstlers, © Christo 2014
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