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Yves Klein

Yves Klein, IKB 164, 1962 Pigment and synthetic resin on fabric laid down on board, 25 13/16 × 19 ⅝ inches (65.5 × 49.8 cm)© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London

Yves Klein, IKB 164, 1962

Pigment and synthetic resin on fabric laid down on board, 25 13/16 × 19 ⅝ inches (65.5 × 49.8 cm)
© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie sans titre (ANT 89), 1961 Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas, 87 × 59 ½ inches (221 × 151 cm)© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie sans titre (ANT 89), 1961

Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas, 87 × 59 ½ inches (221 × 151 cm)
© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London

Yves Klein, Monique (ANT 59), 1960 Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas, 30 ⅛ × 15 ⅞ inches (76.5 × 40.3 cm)© Yves Klein/2016 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2016

Yves Klein, Monique (ANT 59), 1960

Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas, 30 ⅛ × 15 ⅞ inches (76.5 × 40.3 cm)
© Yves Klein/2016 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2016

About

Yves Klein was born in Nice, France in 1928, and died in 1962 in Paris. He began painting monochromes in 1950, exhibiting them publicly for the first time in Paris in 1955. In 1960, he patented the formula for International Klein Blue. In 1961 he presented “Yves Klein: Monochrome und Feuer,” a major retrospective in Krefeld, Germany. Recent retrospectives include “Yves Klein,” Guggenheim Bilbao (2005); “Body, Colour, Immaterial,” Centre Pompidou (2006-7) and “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (2010).

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Yves Klein, Triptyque de Krefeld, 1961 (detail) © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018

Shop Takeover

Yves Klein
By the Book

October 12–December 22, 2018
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm
Gagosian Shop, Paris
gagosianshop.com

As a tribute to Yves Klein to celebrate what would have been his ninetieth birthday, Gagosian Shop, Paris, presents Yves Klein: By the Book. The shop takeover will include rare books and ephemera. In various ways these printed works, such as Dimanche 27 novembre 1960 “Le journal d’un seul jour” (1960) and Les Fondements du Judo (1954), helped Klein to articulate his ideas to a broader audience. Significant new and out-of-print monographs and exhibition catalogues will also be available. For inquiries about available publications please contact rarebooks@gagosian.com or shop.paris@gagosian.com.

Yves Klein, Triptyque de Krefeld, 1961 (detail) © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018

Ed Ruscha, Even Though He’s Light Years Away, His Heart Belongs to Me, 1963 © Ed Ruscha

Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair

August 2–5, 2018, booth A09
CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle
www.seattleartfair.com

Gagosian is pleased to present Out of This World: Artists Explore Space, a booth curated by Larry Gagosian for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair. The presentation gathers works that reveal artistic and scientific explorations of the cosmos. Featured artists include Richard Avedon, Andisheh Avini, Chris Burden, Alexander Calder, Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Neil Jenney, Mike Kelley, Yves Klein, Vera Lutter, Brice Marden, Marc Newson, Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Taryn Simon, Yves Tanguy, and Andy Warhol, among others.

To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at seattleartfair.com.

Ed Ruscha, Even Though He’s Light Years Away, His Heart Belongs to Me, 1963 © Ed Ruscha

Zeng Fanzhi, 8, 2018 © Zeng Fanzhi 2018

Art Fair

Art Basel Hong Kong

March 29–31, 2018, booth ICI8
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
www.artbasel.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong. To view highlights from the booth in advance of the fair visit www.artsy.com. Our presentation will include works by Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Alexander Calder, John Currin, Willem de Kooning, Edmund De Waal, Jean Dubuffet, Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Walton Ford, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jia Aili, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Karen Kneffel, Jeff Koons, Harmony Korine, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Mark Tansey, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, Christopher Wool, and Zeng Fanzhi. Tickets are available at www.artbasel.com.

Zeng Fanzhi, 8, 2018 © Zeng Fanzhi 2018

Museum Exhibitions

Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, 1960 © Yves Klein Estate, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London, 2018

On View

Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition

Through October 7, 2018
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
www.blenheimpalace.com

Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition features over fifty artworks, which is the most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the United Kingdom to date. Visitors are able to explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.

Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, 1960 © Yves Klein Estate, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London, 2018

Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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In Tune with the World

April 11–August 27, 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

In Tune with the World aims to reflect on today’s questions about one’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie humans to their surrounding environment. The exhibition highlights the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Takashi Murakami is included.

Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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The Classical Now

March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
www.kcl.ac.uk

The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, c. 1960 © 2018 Yves Klein Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Yves Klein
Retrospective

August 26, 2017–January 14, 2018
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
muac.unam.mx

Curated by Daniel Moquay, this exhibition presents the most emblematic works of Yves Klein, including his first monochromatic paintings of 1955;
his famous blue monochromes, fire paintings, and rain and wind cosmogonies; and a series of sponge sculptures. The show traveled from
the Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires.

Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, c. 1960 © 2018 Yves Klein Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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