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    Sale 7706

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    12 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    Yves Klein (1928-1962)

    Untitled (SE 278)

    Price Realised  

    Yves Klein (1928-1962)
    Untitled (SE 278)
    dry blue pigment in synthetic resin on sponge
    2 x 2¾ x 2½in. (5.1 x 6.5 x 6.4cm.)


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    Untitled (278) and Untitled (277) were created to accompany Yves Klein's exhibition Monochrome und Feuer held at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany, in 1961. Under the direction of Paul Wember this show became the largest retrospective in the artist's lifetime surpassing everyone's expectations, and giving the audience the opportunity of bringing home a little memento of his work, an Éponge bleu.

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    Provenance

    Henk Peeters Collection, Holland (acquired directly from the artist during the opening of his exhibition in Haus Lange, Krefeld, 1961).
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 11 June 2001, lot 1057.