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Collage, Plan and Elevation of The Gates, Central Park, New York, NY, 2003

This is a Collage. It was photographed by Wolfgang Volz. It is dated 2003 and we acquired it in 2004. Its medium is graphite, brush and enamel paint, wax crayon, print, and fabric sample on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This collage presents a plan and rendering for The Gates, an installation in which artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude lined Central Park’s paths with 7,500 gates draped with saffron orange panels, visible from all perspectives amongst the bare winter trees. A map at left shows Frederick Law Olmstead’s meandering walking paths outlined in bright orange.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

43.2 x 55.9 cm (17 x 22 in)

It is signed

Signed and dated in graphite, lower left: Christo 2003 Frame backboard: signed and dated in pen and black ink at lower left: Christo 2003

Cite this object as

Collage, Plan and Elevation of The Gates, Central Park, New York, NY, 2003; Photographed by Wolfgang Volz (German, b. 1948); USA; graphite, brush and enamel paint, wax crayon, print, and fabric sample on white paper; 43.2 x 55.9 cm (17 x 22 in); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2004-2-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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