SMS #1: Store Front, 1968 by Christo. 2000-piece edition. This SMS edition is made of mylar and heavy paper construction of a classic Christo Store Front hinged so that the exterior and interior can be viewed separately or as one. The SMS Portfolios were a collaboration between William Copley & Dmitri Petrov which they published through their Letter Edged in Black Press, working with some of the most important artists of the twentieth century. The aim was to produce a new form of art journal that would bypass traditional institutions to distribute the artist's work directly to its audience instead.
The avant-garde artist Christo created some of the most spectacular large-scale artworks of the 20th century. Working with his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, he wrapped in fabric the Reichstag building in Berlin (1995) and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris (1985). Born in Bulgaria in 1935, he moved with Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) to New York in 1964, where he ‘wrapped’ Central Park, in one of his most celebrated works in 2005.