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Yves Klein
L'EAU ET LE FEU (F 122)
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225
Yves Klein
L'EAU ET LE FEU (F 122)
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Yves Klein
1928 - 1962
L'EAU ET LE FEU (F 122)
signed, titled, dated 1961 and inscribed Yves Klein le monochrome "l'eau et le Feu" on the reverse
burnt cardboard mounted to panel
16 1/8 by 8 1/2 in. 41 by 21.6 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Rive Droite, Paris
Jean Lacarde, Paris
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris
Jan Eric Lowenadler, Stockholm
Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1989, Lot 609
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Skarstedt Gallery, Yves Klein and Andy Warhol: Fire Paintings and Oxidation Paintings, May - June 2014, pp. 32-33, 70 and 81, illustrated in color
Aspen Art Museum, David Hammons Yves Klein/Yves Klein David Hammons, August - November 2014, p. 39, illustrated in color
London, Skarstedt Gallery, Burning, Cutting, Nailing: Klein, Fontana, Uecker, June - July 2015, pp. 16-17 and 26, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"I have succeeded in painting with fire, using very powerful and searing gas flames, some ten to twelve feet in height, to lick the surface of a painting in order to record the spontaneous trace of fire. In sum, my goal is twofold: first of all, to register the trace of human sentimentality in present-day civilization; secondly, to register the trace of fire which has engendered this very same civilization. And this because the void has always been my constant preoccupation; and I hold that in the heart of the void as well as in the heart of man, fires are burning."

Yves Klein

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