Yves Klein, ‘Table Monogold™’, 1963/2014, Artware Editions
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Yves Klein

Table Monogold™, 1963/2014

3,000 sheets of gold leaf, glass, plexiglass, wood, and steel
14 1/4 × 39 1/4 × 49 1/4 in
36.2 × 99.7 × 125.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$26,000
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Artware Editions

Of all the artist-designed furniture from the last century this is perhaps one of the most famous …

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Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signature and unique number on placard affixed to underside of table.
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Yves Klein Archives
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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Of all the artist-designed furniture from the last century this is perhaps one of the most famous examples. This iconic table is from an edition begun in 1963 under the supervision of Yves Klein's widow, Rotraut Klein-Moquay, based on a model he designed in 1961. The artist died in 1962 and other than the two …

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Signature and unique number on placard affixed to underside of table.
Manufacturer
Yves Klein Archives
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

Table Monogold™, 1963/2014

3,000 sheets of gold leaf, glass, plexiglass, wood, and steel
14 1/4 × 39 1/4 × 49 1/4 in
36.2 × 99.7 × 125.1 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$26,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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