Lot 102
  • 102

Yves Klein

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 EUR
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Description

  • Yves Klein
  • Sculpture-Blue Sponge,¬†Untitled (SE 320)
  • dry pigment, synthetic resin and natural sponge on metallic base
  • 5 x 7 x 5 cm; 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.
  • Executed in 1961.

Provenance

Private Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Condition

The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is brighter and more vibrant in the original. Very close inspection reveals some minor spots of burnishing and some slight imperfections on the surface. The work has been viewed and mounted on base by the Klein Archives. This work is in very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Catalogue Note

This work is registered in the Yves Klein Archives under number SE 320.