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Erotic: Passion & Desire

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Yves Klein
1928 - 1962
VENUS BLEUE (S 41)
numbered 49/300 on the underside
dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
69 by 32 by 24 cm. 27 1/8 by 12 1/2 by 9 7/8in.
Conceived in 1962 and executed posthumously in 1982, this work is number 49 from an edition of 300, plus 50 hors-commerce proofs numbered I/L to L/L and 3 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Galerie Hans Neuendorf, Hamburg
Private Collection, Switzerland
Sale: Sotheby's, 25 October 2005, lot 229
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Pierre Restany, Yves Klein, New York 1982, p. 204, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Exhibition Catalogue, Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Yves Klein, 1994-95, p. 247, no. 111, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Exhibition Catalogue, Oslo, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Yves Klein, 1997, p. 79, no. 66, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Jean-Paul Ledeur, Yves Klein: Catalogue Raisonné of Editions and Sculptures, Paris 2000, p. 234, no. S 41, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Exhibition Catalogue, Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice; Prato, Museo Pecci Prato, Yves Klein, La Vie, La Vie Elle-Même qui est l'Art Absolu, 2000-01, p. 182, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Hannah Weitermeier, Yves Klein, 1928-1962: International Klein Blue, London 2001, p. 25, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Exhibition Catalogue, Lugano, Museo d'Arte di Lugano, Yves Klein, 2009, p. 180, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)

Erotic: Passion & Desire

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