IKB 81, Monochrome bleu sans titre, 1957

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Yves Klein

Yves Klein

IKB 81, Monochrome bleu sans titre. 1957

Pigment pur et résine synthétique sur toile marouflée sur bois. 100 x 200 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres d'Yves Klein :

IKB 81, Monochrome bleu sans titre (1957)

SE 231, Sculpture éponge bleue sans titre (1960)

RE 46, Relief éponge bleu sans titre (1960)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres d'Yves Klein :

IKB 81, Monochrome bleu sans titre (1957)

SE 231, Sculpture éponge bleue sans titre (1960)

RE 46, Relief éponge bleu sans titre (1960)

James Lee Byars, Is (1989)

Matthew Barney, Water Cast 6 (2015)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Succession Yves Klein c/o Adagp, Paris, 2018 © Matthew Barney

© The estate of James Lee Byars © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Between 1955 and 1962, Yves Klein produced nearly 200 monochromes in a wide variety of materials, sizes and textures.

In 1956 he chose a highly saturated aquamarine, which he named IKB (International Klein Blue), and used this colour constantly and exclusively for his monochromes. Created on the scale of the human body, these monochromes, likes the Anthropométries, link paint with body and flesh. IKB 81, one of his first blue monochromes, has a large horizontal format that accentuates the effect of enveloping the viewer in a “zone of immaterial pictorial sensibility”.

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Yves Klein

Born in 1928 in Nice (France), died in 1962 in Paris (France)

Yves Klein was driven by a quest for the immaterial and totally disrupted the relationship between painting and the body, space and colour. A particularly intense ultramarine blue, which Klein named IKB (International Klein Blue) became a hallmark of his work.
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Grande Femme II ,Date de création : 1960; date de fonte : 1961

Sculpture Eponge (SE 231), 1960