30 June 2008,
Price realised USD 92,500
USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Yves Klein (1928-1962)
right sheet: signed and dated 'Yves 1961' (lower center)
left sheet: signed and indistinctly inscribed 'Klein' (upper center)
pastel, gold leaf and watercolor on paper
each: 8 x 6¼ in. (20.3 x 15.8 cm.)
Executed in 1961.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The Archives Yves Klein in Paris have confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Gift of the artist to the present owner, circa 1961
FROM THE COLLECTION OF MADAME FRANCE CRISTINI-RAYSSE
Angela M.H. Schuster examines the work of the multifaceted founder of Spatialism and the man who created the endless void
Elena Crippa, curator of All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life at Tate Britain, on ‘the incredible continuity in British figurative painting’
Celebrity estate agent Josh Flagg on how he acquired a gilt mirror and other treasures formerly owned by Betsy Bloomingdale
From Hockney to Baldessari, Ruscha to Thiebaud — how the countercultural figures who flocked to California in the Sixties became art establishment names
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life