Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 116

 

116
Yves Klein
Éponge bleu, 1961.
IKB pigment with binding agent on natural sponge
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 63,250

(incl. surcharge)
Éponge bleu. 1961.
IKB pigment with binding agent on natural sponge.
Wember SE 104-159. ca 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm (2.3 x 2.1 x 1.5 in).
Made in 1961 as bonus for the de-luxe edition of the catalog for the grand exhibition at Haus Lange, Krefeld (Wember SE 104-159, 175, 176 and 178). [KT].
• Yves Klein was the master of monochrome art and in 1960 co-founder of one of the 20th century's most important tendencies, the "Nouveau Réalisme"
• His patented color "International Klein Blue" is expression of a spiritual and sensual experience
• In the sponge reliefs and sponge sculptures of the 1960s, the blue shows in an unusual intensity
• His works are in many renowned collection, among them at the London Tate Modern, the Musée national d'art moderne, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art, NeW York
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LITERATURE: Paul Wember, Yves Klein. Monochrome und Feuer, ex. cat. Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Krefeld 1961, p. 92, SE 104-159 (with illu. in black and white).
"The sponge is also a manifestation of the atmosphere; by nature round and soaked with water, Yves soaks it with blue as an expression of a cosmic sensitivity.“

Paul Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne 1969, p. 16.




116
Yves Klein
Éponge bleu, 1961.
IKB pigment with binding agent on natural sponge
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 27,600
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 63,250

(incl. surcharge)