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Christo: Running Fences
New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc, 1978. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Limited edition of 2159 copies plus 841 additional copies issued for the use of the artist and publisher. This copy is number HC-512 of HC-841 copies. Signed by Christo. Many of the additional copies (including this one) were distributed to volunteers and employees who worked on installing the fence. This book documents the installation of Christo's famous fence project including details about the initial vision, ensuing legal battles, environmental concerns, construction, and completion. "Running Fence was a 24.5 mile long art work that traversed pasture land in parts of Marin and Sonoma counties in northern California during 14 days of September 1976. The 18 foot high white fabric fence ... intersected 12 public roads ..., and 11 private roads." Printed in full color with multiple fold-out out photographic illustrations and a piece of the fabric from the fence tipped in. Bound in cream cloth boards with silver title to spine. Housed in original illustrated glossy paper covered slipcase. A few small scuff marks to case, else fine. 694 pages. This is a large, heavy book and may require an extra shipping fee. ART/081517.
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