Yves Klein, ‘RE 19 (Relief Eponge Bleu)’, ca. 1990, Posters, Offset-Lithograph, Poster, Graves International Art
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Yves Klein

RE 19 (Relief Eponge Bleu), ca. 1990

Offset-Lithograph, Poster
31 3/4 × 21 3/4 in
80.6 × 55.2 cm
.
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St. Augustine
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In 1955, Yves Klein had his first public showing of his monochrome oil paintings, presenting a new …

Graves International Art
St. Augustine

A vintage offset-lithograph poster on heavy poster paper after French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) …

Medium
Condition
Some minimal wear to left margin in white. In overall very good condition. Bright colors, clean edges.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Mercurius Art Publishing
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art
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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In 1955, Yves Klein had his first public showing of his monochrome oil paintings, presenting a new and controversial form of abstraction that only featured a single color. At the Club des Solitaires in Paris, Klein adorned the walls with intensely vibrant canvases in colors like magenta, yellow, red, and blue. His …

Graves International Art
St. Augustine

A vintage offset-lithograph poster on heavy poster paper after French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) titled “RE 19 (Relief Eponge Bleu)”, c. 1990. Published and printed by Mercurius Art Publishing bv, Bruynvisweg 4, 1531 AZ Wormer, Holland. Information printed lower left: 1385 © Yves Klein (1928-1962), 1958; …

Medium
Condition
Some minimal wear to left margin in white. In overall very good condition. Bright colors, clean edges.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Mercurius Art Publishing
Image rights
Copyright © Graves International Art
Yves Klein
French, 1928–1962
Follow

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

RE 19 (Relief Eponge Bleu), ca. 1990

Offset-Lithograph, Poster
31 3/4 × 21 3/4 in
80.6 × 55.2 cm
.
Sold
Location
St. Augustine
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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