YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
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YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)

Vénus Bleue (S 41)

YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
Klein, Y.
Vénus Bleue (S 41)
stamped with the star and numbered '228/300' (on the lower edge); stamped with the artist's name, title and numbered again 'VENUS BLEUE de Yves KLEIN 228/300' (on the underside)
dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
27 1/8 x 12 ½ x 9 7/8 in. (69.5 x 30 x 20 cm.)
Conceived in 1962 and executed posthumously in 1982 by the Bonnier Gallery, Geneva. This work is number two hundred twenty-eight from an edition of three-hundred plus fifty hors-commerce numbered I/L to L/L and 3 copies numbered 001 to 003.
Marisa del Re Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986
P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne, 1969, p. 100, no. S 41 (original plaster cast illustrated).
P. Restany, Yves Klein, New York, 1982, p. 204 (another example illustrated).
Yves Klein, exh. cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, 1983, n.p., no. 109.
Yves Klein, exh. cat., Cologne, Museum Ludwig, travelling exhibition, 1994-1995, p. 247, no. 111 (another example illustrated).
Yves Klein, exh. cat., Oslo, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997-1998, p. 79, no. 66 (another example illustrated).
Yves Klein, exh. cat., Lisbon, Galeria António Prates, 1998, p. 5 (another example illustrated).
J. P. Ledeur, Yves Klein: Catalogue Raisonné of Editions and Sculptures, Paris, 2000, pp. 234-235, no. S 41 (another example illustrated).
Yves Klein, La Vie, La Vie Elle-Même qui est l'Art Absolu, exh. cat., Nice, Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain, 2000-2001, p. 182 (another example illustrated).
H. Weitemeier, Yves Klein 1928-1962 International Klein Blue, Cologne, 2001, pp. 25 and 92 (another example illustrated).
Marie Raymond-Yves Klein, exh. cat., Musée des beaux-arts d'Angers, 2004-2005, pp. 192-193, fig. 227 (another example illustrated).
Yves Klein, exh. cat., Lugano, Museo d'Arte della Città di Lugano, 2009, p. 180 (another example illustrated).
Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Yves Klein, November 1994-January 1995, p. 247, no. 111 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Musée d'art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice and Museo Pecci Prato, Yves Klein, La Vie, la Vie Elle-Même qui est l'Art Absolu, April 2000-January 2001, pp. 183 and 251 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Museo d'Arte di Lugano, Yves Klein, May-September 2009, pp. 180-181 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Further details
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Galerie Bonnier, Genève, and signed by Rotraut Klein-Moquay.

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