Yves Klein, ‘Petite Vénus Bleue’, 1956/7, Artware Editions
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Yves Klein

Petite Vénus Bleue, 1956/7

Brass pin, International Klein Bleue pigment, gold-leaf, acrylic
5 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
12.7 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
$13,000
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $75 domestic, $200 rest of world
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Petite Vénus Bleue (1956/57) by Yves Klein features a brass pin covered in International Klein …

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Pin is stamped and numbered on verso.
Certificate of authenticity
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Manufacturer
Yves Klein Estate
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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Petite Vénus Bleue (1956/57) by Yves Klein features a brass pin covered in International Klein Bleue (IKB) pigment and shaped as one of Klein's Vénus Bleue figures. The pin is mounted perpendicularly to a gold-leafed, acrylic backdrop that attaches to a gold-leafed acrylic base. The acrylic box that encloses the …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Pin is stamped and numbered on verso.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Yves Klein Estate
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

Petite Vénus Bleue, 1956/7

Brass pin, International Klein Bleue pigment, gold-leaf, acrylic
5 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
12.7 × 8.9 × 8.9 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
$13,000
Ships from Jersey City, NJ, US
Shipping: $75 domestic, $200 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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