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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 369

    YVES KLEIN (1928- 1962)

    La Terre Bleue (RP7) (The Blue Earth (RP7))

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    YVES KLEIN (1928- 1962)
    La Terre Bleue (RP7) (The Blue Earth (RP7))
    incised with the artist’s monogram (on the base); numbered ‘218/300’ (on a paper label affixed to the underside)
    IKB pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
    13 ¾ x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8in. (35 x 18 x 18cm.)
    Conceived in 1957 and executed in 1990, this work is number two hundred eighteen from an edition of three hundred plus fifty hors-commerce numbered I/L to L/L

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    Galerie Bonnier, Geneva,
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002.


    P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. RP7 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 137).
    P. Restany, Yves Klein, New York 1982 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 226).
    J.-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein, Catalogue Raisonné des éditions et sculptures éditées, Knokke-le-Zoute 2000, no. RP7 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 242).
    C. Gleadell, ‘Yves Klein by Numbers’, in Art Monthly, no. 184, March 1995, p. 47 (another from the edition illustrated).
    H. Weitemeier, Yves Klein 1928-1962 International Klein Blue, Cologne 2001 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 83).
    D. Riout, Yves Klein L’Aventure Monochrome, Paris 2006 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 86).


    Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Yves Klein, 1983, no. 56 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 109).