YVES KLEIN (1928-1962)
There is more to Yves Klein than his famous blue. Discover the fascinating diversity of his pioneering oeuvre.
Yves Klein was regarded as a visionary even by his contemporaries. The enfant terrible and outstanding judo enthusiast's spectacular performances attracted considerable attention in the art world, creating an interest that even increased in the wake of his premature death. Having anticipated numerous tendencies such as happenings, performances, Land and Body Art, and aspects of Conceptual Art, Klein's manifold oeuvre, realized within a period of only eight years, continues to exercise a decisive influence to this day. The colourful volume includes over one hundred works representing his entire career: his first monochromes in orange, yellow, green, pink, black and white, his famous blue monochromes, his sponge reliefs and sculptures, his much-discussed anthropometries, for which he used female models as "living brushes," his monogold paintings, and his last experiments with fire and elements of nature.
Edited by Olivier Berggruen, Max Hollein, Ingrid Pfeiffer, texts by Nuit Banai, Olivier Berggruen, Paolo Bianchi, Frédéric Migayrou, Ingrid Pfeiffer, Jean-Michel Ribettes, Nicole Root u.aExhibition schedule: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, September 17, 2004-January 9, 2005 · Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, January 31-May 2, 2005