• Post-War and Contemporary Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2833

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 231

    Yves Klein (1928-1962)

    L'esclave mourant d'après Michel-Ange

    Price Realised  


    Yves Klein (1928-1962)
    L'esclave mourant d'après Michel-Ange
    signed and numbered 'Yves Klein 60/300' (on a label affixed to the underside)
    blue pigment and resin on plaster in a perspex box
    57 cm. high (excl. perspex box)
    Executed in 1962, this work is number sixty from an edition of three hundred plus fifty HC

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