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Collection of the artist
Pierre Restany, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Property from a Private Swiss Collector
P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne, 1969, p. 134 (illustrated).
P. Restany, Yves Klein, Paris, 1982, p. 223 (illustrated).
J. Bory and P. Restany, Une vie dans l'art, Neuchâtel, 1983, pp. 28-29 (illustrated in color).
N. Charlet, Yves Klein, Munich, 2000, pp. 222-223 (illustrated in color).
G. Robinson, "Space explorers," Star-Telegram, September 2007, p. 4 (illustrated in color).
F. Colpitt, Spatial Overtures, New York, 2008, pp. 58-61 (illustrated in color).
K. Ottmann, Yves Klein, Barcelona, 2010, pp. 100-101 (illustrated in color).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Yves Klein, October-December 1965, no. 40 (illustrated).
Stockholm, Moderna Museet, L'espace intérieur et extérieur, une exposition concernant un art universel, December 1965-February 1966, no. 198.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Yves Klein, March-April 1966, no. 40 (illustrated).
Lausanne, Galerie Bonnier, Yves Klein: Peintures de feu, 1966, no. 26 (illustrated).
New York, Jewish Museum, Yves Klein, January-March 1967.
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, Yves Klein, February-March 1968, no. 29 (illustrated).
Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Yves Klein in Nüremberg, April-May 1968.
Prague, Narodni Galerie, Yves Klein 1928-1962, 1968, no. 34 (illustrated).
Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Yves Klein, December 1970, no. 29 (illustrated in color).
Belgrade, Muzej savremene umetnosti, Yves Klein, slike, reljefi, skulpture, February-March 1971, no. 22 (illustrated).
Zagreb, Galerija Suvremene Umjetnosti, Yves Klein, March-April 1971, no. 45 (illustrated).
Berne, Kunsthalle and Kunstverein Hannover, Yves Klein, August 1971, no. 34 (illustrated).
Cagnes-sur-Mer, Château-Musée, Marie Raymond--Yves Klein, December 1972-February 1973.
Nationalgalerie Berlin; Neuer Berliner Kunstverain and Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Yves Klein, June-August 1976, n.p. (illustrated).
Houston, Rice Museum; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Yves Klein, 1928-1962: A Retrospective, February 1982-January 1983, no. 74 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Yves Klein, March-May 1983, p. 79 (illustrated).
Seibu Takanawa, Museum of Modern Art; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art and Fukushima, Iwaki City Art Museum, Yves Klein, July-September 1985.
XXé Biennale Internationale de São Paulo; Paris, Centre National des Arts Plastiques and Marseille, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Yves Klein--Alain Jacquet--Antonio Semeraro--Insights, October
1989-August 1990, p. 40 (illustrated in color).
Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yves Klein: the Fire Paintings, October-December 1992.
Oslo, Museet for Samtidskunst; Tampere, Sara Hildénin Art Museum and Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Yves Klein, April 1997-March 1998, p. 185 (illustrated).
Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, October-January 2000, no. 32 (illustrated in color).
Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain and Prato, Museo Pecci, Yves Klein, Long Live the Immaterial!, April 2000-January 2001, pp. 180-181 (illustrated in color).
Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Yves Klein into the Blue, September 2004-January 2005, p. 33 (illustrated in color).
Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Yves Klein, January-May 2005, pp. 176-177 (illustrated in color).
New York, Michael Werner, Yves Klein, Fire Paintings, October 2005, n.p. (illustrated).
Dusseldorf, Museum Kunst Palast and Saint-Étienne Métropole, Musée d'Art Moderne, Zero--Internationale Küunstler-Avantgarde der 50er/60er Jahre, April-July 2006, pp. 150-151 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Yves Klein: Corps, couleur, immatériel, October 2006-June 2007, n.p. (illustrated in color).
Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum, Declaring Space: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, September 2007-February 2008, pp. 128-129 (illustrated in color).
New York, Sperone Westwater, ZERO in New York, November-December 2008, n.p. (illustrated in color).
Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, May 2010-February 2011, pp. 242-243 (illustrated).