Telegram from Christo to John Kaldor.

Project 01 : Christo and Jeanne-Claude


Project Overview
For Project 1, John Kaldor invited artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Sydney where they created Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69. The first major environmental project, Wrapped Coast was the largest single artwork that had ever been made with an expanse was so vast that no one vantage point allowed a complete view; instead, visitors walked for an hour to cross its surface. Two-and-a-half kilometres of coast and cliffs up to 26 metres high were shrouded in fabric and rope, appearing like a moonscape, alpine snowfield or Arctic terrain, transformed by sweeping winds into rivulets and billowing sails.
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Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet
28 October – 14 December 1969
Little Bay, Sydney

Drawings and Collages 

22 October – 8 November 1969 
Central Street Gallery, Sydney

Wool Works 

1 – 30 November 1969 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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Project 01 : Folder 1
Project 01 : Folder 2
Project 01 : Folder 3
Project 01 : Folder 4
Project 01 : Box 1
Project 01 : Box 2
Project 01 : Box 4
Project 01 : Press Folder
Project 01 : Video | Michael Blackwood Productions
Project 01 : Various items

People and Organisations
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Central Street Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria
John Kaldor
Education Themes
Artists' collaborations, Environments, Installation, Monumental, Site-specific
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