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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 368

    YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)

    L’esclave mourant d’après Michel Ange (S 20) (The Slave Dying after Michelangelo (S20))

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    YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
    L’esclave mourant d’après Michel Ange (S 20) (The Slave Dying after Michelangelo (S20))
    stamped with the artist’s signature, titled and numbered ‘Yves Klein S 20 l’esclave mourant d’après Michel Ange HC V/L R. Klein Moquay’ (on a label affixed to the underside)
    IKB pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
    23 ¼ x 7 1/8 x 6 ¼in. (59 x 18 x 16 cm.)
    Conceived in 1962 and executed in 1992, this work is hors-commerce V from an edition of three hundred plus fifty hors-commerce proofs numbered I/L to L/L


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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. S 20 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 98).
    S. Stich, Yves Klein, Stuttgart 1994, no. 113 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 247).
    J.-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein: Catalogue of Editions and Sculptures Edited, Knokke-le- Zoute 1999 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 248).
    N. Charlet, Yves Klein, Paris 2000 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, unpaged).


    Exhibited

    Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Yves Klein, 1971, no. S 20 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated, p. 105).