By now you’ve seen all the amazing shots of this installation—
but have you seen the preparatory drawings?

Christo
big air package drawings (Project for Gasometer, Oberhausen, Germany)

  1. Air Package 
    Collage 2011
    30 1/2 x 26 1/4” (77.5 x 66.7 cm)Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, polyethylene, twine and cut-out cardboard
  2. The Big Air Package Drawing 2012 in two parts96 x 42” and 96 x 28” (244 x 106.6 cm and 244 x 71 cm)Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, wash and architectural plans
  3. The Big Air PackageDrawing 2012 in two parts96 x 28” and 96 x 42” (244 x 71 cm and 244 x 106.6 cmPencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, wash and architectural plans
  4. The Big Air Package Collage 2013 in two parts30 1/2 x 26 1/4” and 30 1/2 x 12” (77.5 x 66.7 and 77.5 x 30.5 cm)Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric and architectural plans
  5. The Big Air Package Collage 2013 in two parts30 1/2 x 12” and 30 1/2 x 26 1/4” (77.5 x 30.5 cm and 77.5 x 66.7 cm)Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, twine and architectural plans

all images found on CHRISTO’S website