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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

Jean Cocteau in front of one of the several murals he painted on the walls of Francine Weisweiller’s Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, 1954. Photo: Edward Quinn

Art Fair

FIAC 2019

October 17–20, 2019, booth B33
Grand Palais, Paris
fiac.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in FIAC 2019 with Artists on the French Riviera, a special presentation that explores twentieth-century artistic life on the Côte d’Azur. On display are works by Alexander Calder, Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, and Edward Quinn, 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 fiac.com.

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Jean Cocteau in front of one of the several murals he painted on the walls of Francine Weisweiller’s Villa Santo Sospir, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, 1954. Photo: Edward Quinn

Artwork © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018

Shop Takeover

Yves Klein
By the Book

October 12–December 21, 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.

Artwork © 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 2018

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

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Museum Exhibitions

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Red), 1994–2000 © Jeff Koons

On View

Ikonen
Was wir Menschen anbeten

Through March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
www.kunsthalle-bremen.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Icons: Worship and Adoration, presents a single masterpiece in each of the museum’s sixty galleries complemented by everyday icons—from consumer brands to icons of popular culture, offering an interpretation of the traditional notion of the icon in art juxtaposed with the proliferation of icons in everyday life. The presentation examines various aspects of spirituality, devotion, and adoration. Work by Francis Bacon, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Red), 1994–2000 © Jeff Koons

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

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Préhistoire, une énigme moderne

May 8–September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

This exhibition examines the link between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. It reveals that some of the most important artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been haunted by the question, What is prehistory? Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Giuseppe Penone, and Pablo Picasso is included.

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA

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The Moon
From Inner Worlds to Outer Space

September 13, 2018–January 20, 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
en.louisiana.dk

This large-scale exhibition highlights the role, the importance, and the fascinating power of the moon. The exhibition presents more than two hundred works and objects from the fields of visual art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design, and natural science. Work by Yves Klein, Man Ray, and Tom Sachs is included.

Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA

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

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Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition

July 18–October 7, 2018
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
www.blenheimpalace.com

Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition features over fifty artworks, making it 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

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