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Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962)
LOT ID: 79385
Petite Vénus Bleue, ie. circa 1956

Mixed Media Sculpture Edition, bronze and IKB dry pigment, in Perspex box lined with gold leaf
4.7 х 3.3 х 3 in. (11.94 x 8.38 x 7.62 cm.)
Inscribed, numbered "396/500" and engraved with Yves Klein's signature star; accompanied by COA signed by the wife of Yves Klein.
Foundry/Publisher T.A.T. Arts Stephane Klein ed.
Lot description
Each gem is cast in bronze and coated with IKB ('International Klein Bleu') dry pigment. This palm-sized, iconic example of the work of Nouveau Réalist artist, Yves Klein may be displayed and/or be worn as ornament.

Born in France in 1928, Yves Klein spent six years travelling through Europe and Japan before returning to Paris to pursue a career as an artist. Klein is known for his “studies in monochrome,” his “Blue (International Klein Blue) Epoch,” and his "living brushes" experiments, first conducted in a friend’s apartment on Ile Saint-Louis in Paris. Consistently challenging the boundaries and limitations of visual art, Klein’s work is characterized by conceptual innovation and bold use of color.
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