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KLEIN, Yves

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes 1928 - Paris 1962

L'Eponge bleue

Blue Sponge

1959

dry pigment in synthetic resin on sponge with metal rod and stone base

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 39 x 12 x 11 in.

[not signed or dated]

Acc. No.: 64.1752

Credit Line: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Mrs. Andrew P. Fuller, 1964

Photo credit: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York


Provenance

  • acquired from the artist through Galerie Iris Clert, Paris
  • 1959-1964, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Fuller
  • 1964, Gift of Mrs. Andrew P. Fuller

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, November 23, 2012
  • 1969 Wember
    P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne, 1969, p. 92, repr., no. SE160
  • 1970 Handbook
    Selections from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museums Collection: 1900-1970, ed. M. Rowell, New York, 1970, p. 242, color repr., 243
  • 1980 New York Guggenheim
    Vivian Endicott Barnett, Handbook. The Guggenheim Museum Collection, 1900-1980, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1980, p. 374-375, no. 177, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 1959 Paris
    Yves Klein: bas-reliefs dans une forêt d'éponges, Paris, Galerie Iris Clert, June 15-30, 1959

    1967 New York
    Yves Klein, New York, The Jewish Museum, Jan. 25-Mar. 12, 1967, p. 63, ill. p. 45

    1969 New York
    Selected Sculpture and Works on Paper, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, July 8-Sep. 14, 1969, p. 133, repr.