Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows was completed at Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, on April 1, 1978. The temporary indoor installation preceded Christo’s personal exhibition, which included preparatory drawings and collages of realized and non-realized projects.
Cotton drop cloths were placed on the floor, shrouding the entire ground as well as the furnishings and equipment of the gallery. Drop cloths are usually laid on floors and furniture by house painters to protect the interior of a house while they are painting the walls.
The glass part of the windows was covered with brown wrapping paper, creating a honey-colored light. The experience was different walking through the rooms in the morning, at midday or towards nightfall.
On April 15, the fabric was removed and the gallery’s interior was returned to its original state making way for Christo’s exhibition that was on display from April 16 to May 31, 1978.