Lot 78
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YVES KLEIN (1928 - 1962) | Table Monogold™

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Yves Klein (1928 - 1962)
  • Table Monogold™ 
Plexiglas, metal and gold leaf; signed 'R. Klein Moquay' and numbered 'XAA-TREZ' on a label affixed to the underside of the table


Artware Editions, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Perhaps the most simultaneously influential and controversial French artist of the 1950’s and early 1960’s, Yves Klein is best known for his trademark ultramarine pigment, which he called International Klein Blue (IKB). Klein, a devout Christian as well as a follower of Eastern religions, saw IKB as a way to encompass the expanse of the infinite as represented in nature (the sky and the ocean) as well as represented symbolically as the color of the Holy Trinity in the Christian Faith. Klein was also fond of rose and gold and their connectivity to Christianity, believing experiencing color was to “bathe in cosmic sensibility” (Yves Klein in Tess Thackara, ‘Yves Klein’s Legacy Is About Much More Than Blue,’ ‘Artsy,' 9 January 2017). His work as whole fought to break down the division of life and art.