Yves Klein

French, 1928-1962

5,177 followers

Yves Klein

French, 1928-1962

5,177 followers

Yves Klein is best known for his trademark ultramarine pigment, which he patented as International …

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Yves Klein is best known for his trademark ultramarine pigment, which he patented as International Klein Blue in 1961. “Blue…is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not,” he said. “All colors arouse specific ideas, while blue suggests at most the sea and the sky; and they, after all, are in actual, visible …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
£24m, Christie's, 2012
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 5 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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