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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

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

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 1C18
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
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, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

On View

Préhistoire, une énigme moderne

Through 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

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

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