Wrapped Monument to Leonardo, 1971
Color collotype, SIGNED and numbered. Catalogue raisonné: Schellmann 42. Photo by Shunk-Kender
29h x 21w in
73.66h x 53.34w cm
From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, Harry Shunk (1924–2006) and his partner, János Kender (1938–2009) documented artists, artwork and exhibitions that were central to the rapidly shifting artistic developments of the time. The pair were Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s de facto photographers for all site-specific projects from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. In the fall of 1970, in Milan, Italy, Christo (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009) wrapped the monument to the king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, and the monument to Leonardo da Vinci.