Lot 101
  • 101

Yves Klein

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

  • Yves Klein
  • La Terre Bleue
  • embossed with the star on the base and numbered 127/300 on a label affixed to the underside

  • dry ikb pigment and synthetic resin on plaster cast

  • 35.5 by 29.5 by 28cm.; 14 by 11 5/8 by 11in.
  • Conceived in 1957, this work was cast in 1990 in an edition of 300 plus 50 hors commerce, edited by Galerie Bonnier, Geneva.

Provenance

Galerie Bonnier, Geneva
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Literature

Paul Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, p. 137, no. RP7, illustration of the original cast
Jean-Paul Ledeur, Yves Klein, Catalogue Raisonné des Editions et Sculptures, Knokke-le-Zoute 2000, p. 242, no. RP7, illustration of another cast in colour

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is deeper and richer in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition. A patch of dust has gathered beneath the top of the globe's support. There is a fine hairline crack running down the outer edge of the globe's support (approximately 8 cm. long). There is a tiny white media speck to the outer edge of the globe's base.
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