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

Vénus d'Alexandrie (S 41)

YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
Vénus d'Alexandrie (S 41)
stamped with the artist's monogram and numbered '252⁄300' (on the reverse); stamped with the editor's stamp and numbered again '252⁄300' (on the underside)
dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
27 3⁄8 x 11 3⁄4 x 7 7⁄8 in. (69.5 x 29.8 x 20 cm.)
Conceived in 1962 and executed in 1982. This work is number 252 from an edition of 300 plus 50 hors-commerce numbered I/L to L/L and three copies numbered 001 to 003.
Fuji TV Gallery, Tokyo
Private collection
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 26 October 2000, lot 110
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner
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. (another example illustrated).
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, p. 234, 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, p. 25 (another example illustrated).
R. Fleck, Marie Raymond-Yves Klein, exh. cat., Angers, 2004-2005, p. 193 (another example illustrated).
B. Corà and D. Moquay (eds.), 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 illustrated and exhibited).
Musée d'art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice and Italy, Museo Pecci Prato, Yves Klein, La Vie, la Vie Elle-Même qui est l'Art Absolu, April 2000-January 2001, p. 182 (another example illustrated and exhibited).
Museo d'Arte di Lugano, Yves Klein, May-September 2009, p. 180 (another example illustrated and exhibited).

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