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Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Monochrome Bleu (IKB277)

Yves Klein (1928-1962)
Monochrome Bleu (IKB277)
signed and dated 'Yves 59' (on the reverse)
pigment and synthetic resin on paper laid on Plexiglas
20.5 x 17 cm.
Executed in 1959
Anonymous sale, Christie's Paris, 31 May 2007, lot 337.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Stockholm, Svensk-Franska, Konstgalleriet, Yves Klein, May 1963, no. 7.
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Lot Essay

This work is registered in the Yves Klein Archive under the archive number IKB277.

'I seek to put the spectator in front of the fact that colour is an individual, a character, a personality. I solicit a receptivity from the observer placed before my works, this permits him to consider everything that effectively surrounds the monochrome painting. Thus he can impregnate himself with colour and colour impregnates itself in him. Thus, perhaps, he can enter into the world of colour'
(Y. Klein, quoted in S. Stitch, Yves Klein, Cologne 1994, p. 66).

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