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Yves Klein

Yves Klein (1928-1962), was a French conceptual artist and a radical, utopian dreamer described by the French critic, Pierre Restany as 'a painter, but also infinitely more: a believer living in his own sense of the divine'. Klein's diverse practice included ephemeral works in his quest for immateriality; and in 1957, he developed the colour International Klein Blue (IKB), often signing his works 'Yves le Monochrome'. Klein exhibited with Iris Clert's gallery, and together they became a focus for avant-garde Paris in the 1950s. In 1960, he became a founder member of the Nouveau Realisme group: New Realism=New Perceptual Approaches To The Real.
Exhibition at England & Co, 2010: Talking of Yves: Friendships and Connections in Paris, New York and London.



Drawings & works on paper



Untitled - Details


Untitled IKB with gold leaf 1957

Collage and mixed media
4 x 12 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited in Talking of Yves: Friendships and Connections in Paris, New York & London, England & Co, 23 June-21 July 2010.