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Yves Klein

La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959 (Certified by Yves Klein Archives), 1959-1963

Two 12-inch vinyl records held in gatefold sleeve with silkscreen cover jacket in IKB International Klein Blue Color.
12 7/10 × 12 7/10 in
32.3 × 32.3 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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This highly collectible vintage Yves Klein mixed media work, features two (2) 12 inch vinyl …

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This highly collectible vintage Yves Klein mixed media work, features two (2) 12 inch vinyl records held inside a limited edition numbered gatefold sleeve with dazzling IKB (International Klein Blue) color on the cover - a frameable work of art - and a photograph of the artist on the gatefold. The records contain …

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Condition
In good vintage condition with overall distress cover; the IKB color is strikingly bright; the interior has some foxing; doesn't affect IKB. Read more
Signature
Hand numbered from the limited edition of only 500
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
RPM, Paris, France
Yves Klein
French, 1928–1962
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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 nature what is most abstract.” Starting in the mid-1950s, Klein made retinal blue monochromes (which would prove cornerstones of Minimalism) and the pigment would also feature prominently in his Anthropometry paintings, for which Klein smeared nude women with blue pigment and used them as human brushes on canvas, sometimes in elaborate public performances. Klein's work anticipated Conceptual art, Performance art, and environmental art, as in his selling of portions of empty space to collectors. For The Void (1958), he presented an empty gallery as an artwork, wearing a white tie and tails to show visitors around the blank walls.

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This highly collectible vintage Yves Klein mixed media work, features two (2) 12 inch vinyl …

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This highly collectible vintage Yves Klein mixed media work, features two (2) 12 inch vinyl records held inside a limited edition numbered gatefold sleeve with dazzling IKB (International Klein Blue) color on the cover - a frameable work of art - and a photograph of the artist on the gatefold. The records contain …

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Condition
In good vintage condition with overall distress cover; the IKB color is strikingly bright; the interior has some foxing; doesn't affect IKB. Read more
Signature
Hand numbered from the limited edition of only 500
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
RPM, Paris, France
Yves Klein
French, 1928–1962
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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 nature what is most abstract.” Starting in the mid-1950s, Klein made retinal blue monochromes (which would prove cornerstones of Minimalism) and the pigment would also feature prominently in his Anthropometry paintings, for which Klein smeared nude women with blue pigment and used them as human brushes on canvas, sometimes in elaborate public performances. Klein's work anticipated Conceptual art, Performance art, and environmental art, as in his selling of portions of empty space to collectors. For The Void (1958), he presented an empty gallery as an artwork, wearing a white tie and tails to show visitors around the blank walls.

Yves Klein

La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959 (Certified by Yves Klein Archives), 1959-1963

Two 12-inch vinyl records held in gatefold sleeve with silkscreen cover jacket in IKB International Klein Blue Color.
12 7/10 × 12 7/10 in
32.3 × 32.3 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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