Running Fence: Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, California

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958-2009
Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff), American (born Bulgaria), 1935 - 2020
Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat, French (born Morocco), 1935 - 2009

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1976

Drawing in two parts: graphite, charcoal, pastel, engineering data, map, masking tape, wax crayon on paper

Overall: 15 × 96 in. (38.1 × 243.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Thomas G. Newman

© Christo

D.977.149.1

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Stamped on reverse: Christo: Running Fence 1972-76 Project for Sonoma County and Marin County, State of California. Height 18 feet; Length 24 miles; Note made in artist's hand on back: "IXA one work in two, it's these two items are one work, they must not be separated and must be hung according to this layout."

Course History

FILM 48, SART 17, The Map, Mary Flanagan, Summer 2012

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

FREN 7, French Graphic Novels, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2013

ENVS 80, Writing Our Way Home: The Writing That Sustains Us, Terry Tempest Williams, Spring 2013

ENVS 80, Writing Our Way Home, Terry Tempest Williams, Spring 2012

FILM 48, SART 17, The Map, Mary Flanagan, Summer 2013

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

GEOG 11, Qualitative Methods and the Research Process in Geography, Abigail Neely, Winter 2015

SART 65, 66, 68, Architecture I, II, III, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2015

GEOG 11, Qualitative methods and Research Process in Geography, Abby Neely, Winter 2019

GEOG 11, Qualitative methods and Research Process in Geography, Abby Neely 2, Fall 2019

ANTH 50.33, Cartographic Encounters, Kenneth Bauer, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1978-January 21, 1979.

Late and Post-Modernism: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 5-June 18, 1995.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

New Acquisitions II, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 24-April 2, 1978.

Virtual Space for Dialogue, 2018, The Labor of Art: from Sol LeWitt to the Guerrilla Girls, Kimberly Yu, Class of 2018, Homma Family Intern, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. https://www.kyu.vsfd.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

Word and Image in Contemporary Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26-August 4, 2013.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Darmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, p. 152.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.160, no.130.

Provenance

Thomas G. Newman, France; given to present collection, 1977.

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