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Christo began wrapping and transforming ordinary objects, such as these enamel paint tins, in Paris in the late 1950s. The paint tins were bought from a hardware store, or retrieved from discarded rubbish. As the title suggests, this work was intended as part of a room-sized work called Inventory which included numerous wrapped, painted and stacked bottles, tins, barrels and wooden boxes, reflecting Christo's preoccupation with the twentieth-century phenomenon of packaging.

March 2003