Lot 108
  • 108

Yves Klein

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Yves Klein
  • L'Esclave Mourant d'Apr├Ęs Michel Ange (S 20)
  • dry pigment and synthetic resin on plaster
  • 60 by 22 by 15 cm. 23 5/8 by 8 5/8 by 5 7/8 in.
  • Conceived in 1962 and executed posthumously in 1992, this work is HC XXXVII/L aside from an edition of 300, plus 50 hors-commerce proofs numbered I/L to L/L.

Provenance

Private Collection

Exhibited

Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Yves Klein, August 1971, p. 105, illustrated (edition number unknown)

Literature

Paul Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, p. 98, no. S 20, illustrated (edition number unknown)
Sidra Stich, Yves Klein, Stuttgart 1994, p. 247, no. 113, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Jean-Paul Ledeur, Yves Klein: Catalogue of Editions and Sculptures Edited, Knokke-le-Zoute 1999, p. 248, illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)
Nicolas Charlet, Yves Klein, Paris 2000, n.p., illustrated in colour (edition number unknown)

Condition

Colour: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition.
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