Running fences (project for the west coast of usa) collage 1972 running fence (project for marin county and sonoma county, state of california) smithsonian american art museum, washington, dc, usa (part of the running fence documentation exhibition. As with christo and jeanne-claude's previous art projects, surrounded islands was entirely financed by the artists through the sale by cvj corporation (jeanne-claude christo-javacheff, president) of the preparatory pastel and charcoal drawings, collages, lithographs, and early works. Running fence the project “running fence” created by christo and jean-claude was a piece of art that has an unlimited appreciation of love and limitless aspects in no point in the making was this piece of art was created to harm or destroy anyone’s property.
Running fence continues to exist as the most culturally significant event to occur in west marin and sonoma counties, occupying the same emotional territory of pride and remembrance usually reserved for sites of historic battles or discoveries it is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the world. The “running fence” was an 18 feet tall fence installed in the 1970’s in northern california consisting of nylon fabric across the landscape the fabrics were supported by steel cables, and the project covered roads and private property in the area. Running fence: 18 feet (55 meters) high, 245 miles (394 kilometers) long, extending east-west near freeway 101, north of san francisco, on the private properties of 59 ranchers, following the rolling hills and dropping down to the pacific ocean at bodega bay the running fence was completed on.
“running fence,” a structure of white nylon fabric hung from a steel cable is not only a large installation that augmented the topography of the land between sonoma and marin counties, but it relayed the story of the people, places and events that occurred during the project’s installation in 1976. Like all of christo and jeanne-claude’s work, “running fence” was temporary it stood for only two weeks, and when it was taken down, no trace of it remained “running fence” is being remembered in an exhibition at the smithsonian american art museum where the archives of the project are on display.
Running fence: 18 feet (55 meters) high, 245 miles (394 kilometers) long, extending east-west near freeway 101, north of san francisco, on the private properties of 59 ranchers, following the rolling hills and dropping down to the pacific ocean at bodega bay the running fence was completed on september 10, 1976. Running fence was an installation art piece by christo and jeanne-claude, which was completed on september 10, 1976 the builders removed it 14 days later, leaving no visible trace the builders removed it 14 days later, leaving no visible trace. Understanding of running fence after watching the great project-running fence, i have changed my appreciation of art christo and jeanne-claude are outstanding installation artists, and they enlarge people sight of traditional artwork.
Running fence was 18 feet (55 meters) high and 245 miles (394 kilometers) long the art project consisted of 42 months of collaborative efforts, 18 public hearings, three sessions at the superior courts of california, the drafting of a 450-page environmental impact report and the temporary use of the hills, the sky and the ocean at.