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Yves Klein (Nizza 1928 - Paris 1962) - Artist
Yves Klein is considered the most important protagonist of the European avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. His name is primarily associated with his blue monochromes and his patented International Klein Blue (IKB). His diverse artistic output, which lasted only seven years due to his early death, ranges from painting, graphic art and sculpture to performative and conceptual art. K. received no formal training as a painter. He worked in London for a gilder, travelled to Japan to gain a degree in judo and was a member of the Rosicrucians. Art was initially only one of his many interests, but the intensity of colour, especially blue, was central from the start. This reduction of means, not only in executed works but also in his groundbreaking performances, found the greatest resonance in the art world and established his enduring standing. Mus.: Paris (Centre Pompidou), New York (MoMA), Nizza, Toulon a. others. Lit.: Vollmer, Bénézit, P. Wember: Y. K. Cat. rais. 1969 a. others.
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Yves Klein (Nizza 1928 - Paris 1962)
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