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Yves Klein

YVES KLEIN LE MONOCHROME, 1961

Extremely rare Offset lithograph designed by artist. Unframed.
17 1/2 × 11 1/4 in
44.5 × 28.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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About the work
Alpha 137 Gallery
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This is the original, incredibly rare and highly collectible lithographic poster invitation from …

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This is the original, incredibly rare and highly collectible lithographic poster invitation from the historic exhibition:
Yves Klein le Monochrome
Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
29 May 1961 - 24 June 1961
The historic importance of this 1961 Yves Klein exhibition cannot be overstated. First of …

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Condition
Excellent vintage condition; original natural folds as issued. (this was an invitation). A dazzling impression.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
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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Alpha 137 Gallery
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This is the original, incredibly rare and highly collectible lithographic poster invitation from …

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This is the original, incredibly rare and highly collectible lithographic poster invitation from the historic exhibition:
Yves Klein le Monochrome
Dwan Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States
29 May 1961 - 24 June 1961
The historic importance of this 1961 Yves Klein exhibition cannot be overstated. First of …

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Condition
Excellent vintage condition; original natural folds as issued. (this was an invitation). A dazzling impression.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles
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

YVES KLEIN LE MONOCHROME, 1961

Extremely rare Offset lithograph designed by artist. Unframed.
17 1/2 × 11 1/4 in
44.5 × 28.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Contact For Price
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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