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



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

Overall: 42 × 96 in. (106.7 × 243.8 cm)

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

© Christo



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


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

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

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

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

Exhibition History

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.

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

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.


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

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