Yves Klein | the artist
The artist Yves Klein
Born Apr 28 1928, Nice, France.
Died June 6 1962, Paris, France.
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The painter of Space Yves Klein. Used pure monochrome color to achieve immaterial spirituality and to immaterialize painting. The color blue he used is known as the “Klein Blue”.
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Works in the MoMa collection of Yves Klein
The artist entered his blue period in 1957; this year a double exhibition of his work was held at the Galerie Iris Clert and the Galerie Colette Allendy, both in Paris. In 1958, he began using nude models as living paintbrushes. Also in that year, he undertook a project for the decoration of the entrance hall of the new opera house in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The first manifesto of the group Nouveaux Réalistes was written in 1960 by Pierre Restany and signed by Arman, Klein, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, and others…
Yves Klein was born on April 28 in Nice, on rue Verdi, in the home of his maternal grandparents. His father, Fred Klein, Dutch of Indonesian extraction, was a figurative painter. His mother, née Marie Raymond from an Alpes-Maritimes family, was a well-known abstract painter…
Yves Klein at the Centre Pompidou (French)