Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Signed Christo postcards

In Postcards > Artist Signed Postcards > Show & Tell.
Moneypenny's loves1 of 3Set of 4, Vintage, Mid Century, Modern, 60's, 70's, Eames Era, Black Chairs Some old some new HO Scale Slot Cars
Love it
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
MoneypennyMoneypenny loves this.
aeonaeon likes this.
michelleamieuxmichelleamieux loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
HunterHunter loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 12 years ago

    (241 items)

    In 1991, I was fortunate enough to edit a story by my pal Jeff Book about Christo's Umbrellas project in Southern California (yellow) and Japan (blue).

    We met Christo and his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, at Tejon Ranch, where the SoCal portion of the project was being readied for installation. After Jeff asked his questions and I snapped a roll of slides, we drove around the hills with Christo as he pointed out sites where his 1,700 or so Umbrellas would be placed.

    After the Umbrellas were finally opened, we took our kids and my aunt to see them. If I recall correctly, our oldest son (then 4) was stung by a yellow jacket, but the 15-to-20-foot wide Umbrellas made an impression on him. A few weeks later, when winds blew over one of the Umbrellas, killing a spectator, our son sent Christo a drawing of one of his Umbrellas behind a wall, so people could view them safely. Some time after that, Christo reciprocated with a nice note and an envelope full of signed postcards of various projects.

    Artist Signed Postcards
    See all
    2 Black African American Postcards Artist-Signed Wall Steal Chicken Kiss 1909
    2 Black African American Postcards ...
    2 Black African American Postcards Artist-Signed Wall Steal Chicken Kiss 1909
    2 Black African American Postcards ...
    See all


    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Thanks for sharing these and your memories of the great artist!
    2. Bonnie Bonnie, 12 years ago
      What a great memory. Thanks for sharing.
    3. wolcott1 wolcott1, 12 years ago
      Wow, thanks for sharing!
    4. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 12 years ago
      Great story, I love the letter your child sent..I am sure that cheered Christo up. The young are great healers!! Mich

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.