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Yves Klein (1928 - 1962)

Lot 10: YVES KLEIN

Sotheby's

February 10, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

signed, dated 7.3.60 and inscribed with the star

pigment and synthetic resin on paper laid down on canvas

Dimensions

93.5 by 55.2cm.

36 3/4 by 21 5/8 in.

Date

1928-1962

Exhibited

Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Yves Klein, 1963, no. 19

Jerusalem, Israel Museum; Marseilles, Musée Cantini, Peindre dans la Lumière de la Mediterranée, 1987, p. 225, no. 95, illustrated in colour

London, Hayward Gallery; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, La France, Images of Woman and Ideas of Nation, 1789-1989, 1989, no. 99

Paris, Musée du Louvre, Posséder et Détuire, 2000, p. 225, no. 108, illustrated

Literature

Paul Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, p. 103, no. ANT 23, illustrated

Provenance

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JEAN-YVES MOCK, THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS LOT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE GEORGES POMPIDOU ART AND CULTURE FOUNDATION TO HELP TOWARDS THE 2005 YVES KLEIN RETROSPECTIVE IN PARIS

Rotraut Klein-Moquay, Paris

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Notes

This work was executed on 7 March 1960 by Yves Klein in preparation for his much publicised live performance two days later at the Galerie Internationale d'Art Contemporain in 1960 (see Fig. 1).

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