Signed and dated, in pencil, l.r. corner of print: ANUSZKIEWICZ 1968 Edition, in pencil, l.l. corner of print: 71/125 Pencil notation, on back, u.r. corner: 2079 Brown pencil notation, on back, l.r. corner: V146
Square composition with large gray area and the remaining area has a series of curvilinear, multi-colored stripes. The largest stripes are yellow and straight- one runs from the lower left corner and tapers off in the upper right corner of the square; the other runs from the upper left corner and tapers off in the lower right corner. The other stripes, in shades of orange, red, blue and purple, radiate from the yellow stripes like the spokes of a fan.
The painting depicts mountains and bold branches covered by snow, presenting a cristal clear landscape of cold splendor.
Chang Ku-nien created this after a heavy snow fall. The beauty of the white snow and extreme chilliness excited Chang's passion to depict such a jade-like and heavenly scene. Chang's pursuit of literati artistic tradition is also revealed here as the colophons quoted a discussion of the essence of literati painting by two painting master in the Yuan dynasty.
Three plastic long-stemmed red roses wrapped in thick transparent polyethylene, tied with twine, ends stapled
Wrapping something in plastic is usually meant to preserve or protect it; however, in “Wrapped Roses” Christo wraps something made of plastic in more plastic. Throughout his career, Christo, with collaborator Jeanne-Claude, has wrapped numerous items in cloth or plastic, including small boxes, furniture, even buildings. The artists deny that their projects contain any deeper meaning than their immediate aesthetic, contending that the purpose of their art is to simply create new ways of seeing familiar objects.