9 February 2006
Yves Klein (1928-1962)
La terre bleue
incised with a star (on the base) and numbered '231/300' (on a label affixed to the underside of the base)
dry blue pigment in synthetic resin plaster
14 1/8in. (36cm.) high
Conceived in 1957, this work is numbered two hundred and thirty one from an edition of three hundred plus fifty HC edited by Galerie Bonnier, Geneva in 1988
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P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, no. RP7 (the prototype illustrated, p. 137).
J.-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein, catalogue raisonné des édition et sculptures, Knokke-le-Zoute 2000, no. RP7 (another cast illustrated in colour, p. 242).
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