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Photograph, Surrounded Islands Construction Site, 1983

This is a Photograph. It was created by Jeanne-Claude and Christo and photographed by Wolfgang Volz. It is dated 1983. Its medium is digital print on paper. It is a part of the department.

In addition to the T-shirts made for the Surrounded Islands workforce, WilliWear produced thousands of extras to sell to the public. Stores in Miami weren’t interested in selling them, so Smith and Mallet sold them off the backs of trucks. Many are still cherished as mementos today.

It is credited © Christo, Photograph by Wolfgang Volz.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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