Yves Klein, ‘La Victoire de Samothrace’, Sculpture, Dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster with metal rod on stone base, Phillips
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Yves Klein

La Victoire de Samothrace

Dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster with metal rod on stone base
19 4/5 × 9 4/5 × 11 in
50.3 × 25 × 28 cm
Edition 140/175
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Incised with the artist’s initials and dated 'YK 62' on the right wing; numbered '140/175' on the reverse of the figure; further numbered …
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 Victoire de Samothrace’, Sculpture, Dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster with metal rod on stone base, Phillips
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Conceived in 1962 and cast in 1973, this work is number 140 from an edition of 175 plus 25 hors commerce, 25 epreuves d’artiste and 3 copies with specific identifications.

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Incised with the artist’s initials and dated 'YK 62' on the right wing; numbered '140/175' on the reverse of the figure; further numbered …
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 Victoire de Samothrace

Dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster with metal rod on stone base
19 4/5 × 9 4/5 × 11 in
50.3 × 25 × 28 cm
Edition 140/175
Bidding closed
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