Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows

Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany
1977-78

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.

Wrapped Floor (Project for Galerie Art in Progress - Haus Maximilianstr 25 1. Obergeschoss)
Christo
Wrapped Floor (Project for Galerie Art in Progress - Haus Maximilianstr 25 1. Obergeschoss)
Collage 1977 in two parts
28 x 22" and 28 x 22" (71 x 56 cm and 71 x 56 cm)
Pencil, fabric, photostat, wax crayon, charcoal, brown wrapping paper and map
Photo: Archive
© 1977 Christo
Wrapped Floor (Project for Galerie Art in Progress - Maximilianstr. 25, Munich - 110 m2 of Drop Cloths)
Christo
Wrapped Floor (Project for Galerie Art in Progress - Maximilianstr. 25, Munich - 110 m2 of Drop Cloths)
Collage 1977
28 x 22" (71 x 56 cm)
Pencil, fabric, wax crayon, charcoal and brown wrapping paper
Photo: Archive
© 1977 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Albrecht Ohly
© 1978 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1978 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1978 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1978 Christo
Christo at Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows
Christo at Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows
1978
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1978 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Albrecht Ohly
© 1978 Christo
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Floor and Covered Windows, Galerie Art in Progress, Munich, Germany, 1977-78
Photo: Albrecht Ohly
© 1978 Christo