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Yves Klein (1928 - 1963)
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Yves Klein (1928 - 1963)

La terre bleue (The blue earth)

Yves Klein (1928 - 1963)
La terre bleue (The blue earth)
incised with the artist's monogram (on the base) and numbered '211/300' (on a label affixed to the underside of the base)
dry blue pigment in synthetic resin plaster
14 1/8 x 7 x 7in. (36 x 17.8 x 17.8cm.)

Conceived in 1957, this work is number two hundred and eleven from an edition of three hundred plus fifty HC edited by Galerie Bonnier, Geneva in 1998
Galerie Bonnier, Geneva.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. RP7 (the prototype illustrated, p. 137).
J. P. Ledeur, Yves Klein, Catalogue raisonné des éditions et sculptures éditées, Knokke-le-Zoute 2000, no. RP7 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 242).
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