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    Sale 2022

    First Open Post -War and Contemporary Art

    9 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 217

    Yves Klein (1928-1962)

    La victoire de Samothrace

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    Yves Klein (1928-1962)
    La victoire de Samothrace
    incised with initials and dated 'YK 62' (on the proper right) and numbered 'XXII/XXV' (on the underside of the stone)
    dry blue pigment in synthetic resin on plaster with a metal and stone base
    19 x 9 x 11in. (49.5 x 24.7 x 29.2cm.)
    Executed in 1962, this work is HC number twenty-two from an edition of one hundred and seventy-five plus twenty-five HC's.


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    Provenance

    Private collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Literature

    Yves Klein 1928-1962, A Retrospective, exh. cat., Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston 1982, no. 92 (another example from the edition illustrated in color).
    P. Restany, Yves Klein, Paris, 1982, p. 235, (another example from the edition illustrated).
    J.-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein, Catalogue raisonné des éditions et sculptures éditées, Knokke-le-Zoute, 2000, pp. 228-229 (another example from the edition illustrated in color).