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Yves Klein (1928 - 1962)

Lot 141: Yves Klein , 1928-1962 SE 274 synthetic resin, dry pigment and natural sponge mounted on metal

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February 28, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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Description

synthetic resin, dry pigment and natural sponge mounted on metal

Dimensions

overall: 23.9 by 11.2 by 6.4cm.; 9½ by 4 3/8 by 2½in.

Provenance

Iris Clert, Paris
Paul Haime, Paris
Private Collection, New York
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Notes

Executed in 1960.
This work is registered in the Archives Yves Klein, Paris under number SE 274, and is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity

"Thanks to the sponges - living, savage material - I was able to make portraits of the readers of my monochromes who, after having seen, after having travelled in the blue of my paintings, come back totally impregnated in sensibility like the sponges..." (The artist in Sidra Stich, Yves Klein, Ostfildern 1994, p. 165)

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