Yves Klein, ‘Yves Klein Propositions Monochromes with IKB (International Klein Blue)’, 1957, Ephemera or Merchandise, Extremely rare vintage invitation with IKB for Galerie Schmela exhibition, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Yves Klein Propositions Monochromes with IKB (International Klein Blue), 1957

Extremely rare vintage invitation with IKB for Galerie Schmela exhibition
8 1/4 × 11 3/4 in
21 × 29.8 cm
.
$10,000
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Shipping: $70 domestic, $95 rest of world
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In 1955, Yves Klein had his first public showing of his monochrome oil paintings, presenting a new …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Original Invitation for the exhibition "Yves Propositions Monochromes", Galerie Schmela, …

Medium
Condition
In good, stable vintage condition with expected folds, as issued. The IKB (International Klein Blue) color remains striking.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Galerie Schmela
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 …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Original Invitation for the exhibition "Yves Propositions Monochromes", Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, 31 May - 23 June 1957. Good luck finding another one of these extremely rare, valuable and highly collectible invitations anywhere else in the world. This is the LIFETIME invitation to Yves Klein's …

Medium
Condition
In good, stable vintage condition with expected folds, as issued. The IKB (International Klein Blue) color remains striking.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Galerie Schmela
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

Yves Klein Propositions Monochromes with IKB (International Klein Blue), 1957

Extremely rare vintage invitation with IKB for Galerie Schmela exhibition
8 1/4 × 11 3/4 in
21 × 29.8 cm
.
$10,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $70 domestic, $95 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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