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Yves Klein

Monochrome Und Feuer (Triptych), 1961

Complete work of one sheet coated in gold foil with gold leaf applied by the artist and two color screenprints (one printed in blue and one in pink) on card
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Sheets: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches; 321 x 235 mm.

published by the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, on …

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Sheets: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches; 321 x 235 mm.

published by the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, on the occasion of the same-titled exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, the full sheets, framed together. (3)

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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About the work
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Doyle

Sheets: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches; 321 x 235 mm.

published by the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, on …

Read more

Sheets: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches; 321 x 235 mm.

published by the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, on the occasion of the same-titled exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, the full sheets, framed together. (3)

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

Monochrome Und Feuer (Triptych), 1961

Complete work of one sheet coated in gold foil with gold leaf applied by the artist and two color screenprints (one printed in blue and one in pink) on card
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