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Yves Klein (1928 - 1962)

Lot 132: Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Christie's

February 10, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

La Vénus d'Alexandrie (Vénus bleue)
with the edition stamp and numbered '204/300' (on the underside of the sculpture)
dry blue pigment in synthetic resin plaster reproduction of the Louvre's Aphrodite of Cnide
26 3/4 in. (68cm.) high
Conceived in 1962, this work is number two hundred and four from an edition of three hundred plus fifty HC plus three edited by Galerie Bonnier, Geneva in 1982

Artist or Maker

Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Literature

P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. S 41 (the original plaster illustrated, p. 100).
P. Restany, Yves Klein, Paris 1982, no. S 41 (another cast illustrated, p. 204).
S. Stich, Yves Klein, Stuttgart 1994, (another cast illustrated, p. 247).
J.-P.Ledeur, Yves Klein, catalogue des éditions et des sculptures éditées, Paris 2000, no. S 41 (another cast illustrated in colour, p. 234).

Provenance

Galerie Bonnier, Geneva.

Notes

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