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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

    Yves Klein (1928-1962)

    L'esclave mourant d'après Michel-Ange

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    Yves Klein (1928-1962)
    L'esclave mourant d'après Michel-Ange
    signed and numbered 'Yves Klein 218/300' (on a label affixed to the underside)
    dry blue pigment in synthetic resin on plaster cast
    23 3/8in. (59.4cm.) high
    Executed in 1962, this work is number two hundred and eighteen from an edition of three hundred plus fifty HC

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    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 21 June 2007, lot 288.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. S 20 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 98).
    S. Stich, Yves Klein, Stuttgart 1994 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 247).
    J.-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein. Catalogue raisonné des éditions et sculptures éditées, Knokke-le-Zoute 2000 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 248).