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INTIMATE PASSION: WORKS FROM A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Yves Klein
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 300)
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INTIMATE PASSION: WORKS FROM A PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Yves Klein
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 300)
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Yves Klein
1928 - 1962
UNTITLED BLUE SPONGE SCULPTURE, (SE 300)
dry pigment and synthetic resin on natural sponge with posthumously executed metallic base
sponge: 10.5 by 11 by 6 cm. 41 1/8 by 4 3/8 by 2 3/8 in.
Executed circa 1960.
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This work is registered in the Yves Klein Archives under number SE 300.

Provenance

Galerie Löwenadler, Stockholm
Private Collection
Galería Theo, Madrid
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1991)
Christie's, London, 12 February 2010, Lot 186
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“One day I perceived the beauty of blue in the sponges; 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. Thanks to the natural and living matter of sponges, I was able to make portraits of the ‘readers’ of my monochromes, which, after having seen and travelled into the blue of my paintings, returned from them completely impregnated with sensibility, just as the sponges” (Yves Klein, ‘Notes on certain works exhibited at Galerie Colette Allendy’, in: Klaus Ottmann, Ed., Overcoming the Problematics of Art: The Writings of Yves Klein, New York 2007, pp. 22-23).

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