Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 1977
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel and charcoal
22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm)
Photo: Eeva-Inkeri
© 1977 Christo


Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 1977
Pencil and wax crayon
12 3/16 x 10 5/8" (30.9 x 27 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Photo: Archive
© 1977 Christo


Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 1977
Pencil, charcoal, crayon and pastel
28 x 22" (71 x 56 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1977 Christo


Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 1977
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon and tape
11 3/4 x 15 7/8" (30 x 40.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 1977 Christo


Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 1977
Pencil, pastel and charcoal
42 x 65" (106.6 x 165 cm)
Private collection, USA
Photo: Eeva-Inkeri
© 1977 Christo


Map of the United Arab Emirates
Map of the United Arab Emirates
The country of the United Arab Emirates is located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east.

Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
Abu Dhabi Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collage 1978
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, photograph by Wolfgang Volz and map
31 x 23 3/4" (80 x 60.5 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1978 Christo


Christo and Jeanne-Claude during their first trip to the United Arab Emirates, February 1979
Christo and Jeanne-Claude during their first trip to the United Arab Emirates, February 1979
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1979 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Scale model 1979
Enamel paint, wood, paint, sand and cardboard
32 1/2 x 96 x 96" (82.5 x 244 x 244 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1979 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Scale model 1979 (Detail)
Enamel paint, wood, paint, sand and cardboard
32 1/2 x 96 x 96" (82.5 x 244 x 244 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1979 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collaged photographs 1979 (Detail)
Pencil and two photographs by Wolfgang Volz
22 x 14" (56 x 35.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 1979 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collaged photographs 1979 (Detail)
Pencil, charcoal and photographs by Wolfgang Volz
14 x 22" (35.5 x 56 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 1979 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collage 1979
Pencil, wax crayon, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, pastel, charcoal and technical data
31 x 23 3/4" (80 x 60.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 1979 Christo


Christo and Jeanne-Claude looking for a possible site for The Mastaba, February 1982
Christo and Jeanne-Claude looking for a possible site for The Mastaba, February 1982
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 1982 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2006
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, technical data and tape
26 1/4 x 30 1/2" (66.7 x 77.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2006 Christo


The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2007
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon and pastel on tan cardboard
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2007 Christo


The Mastaba in comparison to the Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Cheops), Egypt
The Mastaba in comparison to the Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Cheops), Egypt


Christo and Jeanne-Claude scouting locations for the site of The Mastaba, October 2007
Christo and Jeanne-Claude scouting locations for the site of The Mastaba, October 2007
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2007 Christo


The site of The Mastaba in the United Arab Emirates
The site of The Mastaba in the United Arab Emirates
The proposed site for The Mastaba is in Al Gharbia (Western Region) 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the city of Abu Dhabi, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Hamim in the Liwa desert.

The proposed site for The Mastaba in Al Gharbia
The proposed site for The Mastaba in Al Gharbia
Photo: Wolfgang Volz


The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2008
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel, charcoal, technical data and map
14 x 11" (35.5 x 28 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2008 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2009
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel, charcoal, wash and tape
15 1/2 x 13 7/8" (39.4 x 35.3 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2009 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2009 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, technical data and map
15 x 65" and 42 x 65" (38 x 165 cm and 106.6 x 165 cm)
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2009 Christo
Ref. # 5-2009

First scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, November 2011
First scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, November 2011
Scale of the model: 1 cm = 10 m
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2011 Christo


Christo during the first scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, November 2011
Christo during the first scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, November 2011
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2011 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2012
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel, charcoal, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, tape and enamel paint on brown board
8 1/2 x 11" (21.5 x 28 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2012 Christo


Second scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, April 2012
Second scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, April 2012
Scale of the model: 2 cm = 1 m
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2012 Christo


Second scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, April 2012
Second scale model test at the proposed site of The Mastaba, April 2012
Scale of the model: 2 cm = 1 m
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
© 2012 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2012
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, hand-drawn road map, technical data, enamel paint and tape
15 x 95" and 42 x 95" (38 x 241.3 cm and 106.6 x 241.3 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2012 Christo
Ref. # 6-2012

The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2012 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, aerial photograph, hand-drawn technical data, enamel paint and tape
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2012 Christo
Ref. # 13-2012

The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2013
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map and tape
8 1/2 x 11" (21.5 x 28 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2013
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, wash, technical data, map and tape on brown board
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2013
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data, map and tape
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo


The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2013 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map and technical data and tape
12 x 30 1/2" and 26 1/4 x 30 1/2" (30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo
Ref. # 16-2013

The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2013 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map and technical data and tape
30 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)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo
Ref. # 14-2013

The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Drawing 2013 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, wax crayon, pastel, hand-drawn technical data and map, enamel paint, wash and tape
65 x 42" and 65 x 15" (165 x 106.6 cm and 165 x 38 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2013 Christo
Ref. # 14-2013

The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Christo
The Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Collage 2014 in two parts
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map and technical data on rodoid and tape on brown board
12 x 30 1/2" and 26 1/4 x 30 1/2" (30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm)
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 22-2014

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