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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF TOMMA AND PAUL WEMBER, KREFELD

Yves Klein
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 322)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF TOMMA AND PAUL WEMBER, KREFELD

Yves Klein
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 322)
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Yves Klein
1928 - 1962
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 322)
dry pigment and synthetic resin on natural sponge with posthumously executed metallic base
sponge: 3.5 by 7 by 6 cm. 1 3/8 by 2 3/4 by 2 3/8 in.
overall: 16 by 7 by 6 cm. 6 3/8 by 2 3/4 by 3/8 in.
Executed circa 1961.
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This work is registered in the Yves Klein Archives under number SE 322.

Provenance

Paul Wember, Krefeld (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

"While working on my paintings in my studio, I sometimes used sponges. Evidently, they very quickly turned blue! One day I perceived the beauty of blue in the sponge; this working tool all of a sudden became a primary medium for me. The sponge has that extraordinary capacity to absorb and become impregnated with whatever fluid, which was naturally very seductive to me" (Yves Klein 'Lecture at the Sorbonne', (1959) in: Klaus Ottmann, Overcoming the Problematics of Art: The Writings of Yves Klein, New York 2007, p. 22).

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