Tuesday, 13 July 2010

All About Yves: Exhibition and Talks on Yves Klein at England&Co, London

Leap into the Void, 1960
Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962); Harry Shrunk (American?, 1924–2006); John Kender, Gelatin silver print; 10 3/16 x 7 7/8 in. (25.9 x 20 cm) Purchased, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1992 (1992.5112)

An exhibition and talks on the painter and 'mystic' Yves Klein entitled: 'Talking of Yves, Friendships and connections in Paris, New York and London' with Yvonne Hagen, Tina Keane, Susan Hiller, Iris Clert, N.H. Stubbing, Ralph Rumney and Yves Klein, takes place at England&Co, Notting Hill, London from 23rd June until 21st July.

Though perhaps not that politically correct anymore, see the film of the making of his 'infamous' 'Anthropometries' paintings in the 1950's, here:


'Anthropometries of the Blue Period and Fire Paintings: Two Performances' (1960) (C) UBU.com


  1. Bonjour à Vous, coïncidence hier je pensais à votre blog tout en regardant le ciel vide et pourtant si chargé de figures mythologiques,religieuses, ainsi me vint à l'esprit "le bleu" de Klein,à bientôt Thige

  2. Merci, Thige! I agree, when I see that big blue sky I think how Klein got it right...