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Yves Klein Art

French, 1928-1962

French artist Yves Klein is best known for his trademark ultramarine pigment, which he patented as International Klein Blue in 1961. “Blue … is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not,” he said.

“All colors arouse specific ideas, while blue suggests at most the sea and the sky; and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.”

Starting in the mid-1950s, Klein made retinal blue monochrome paintings (which would prove cornerstones of Minimalism) and the pigment would also feature prominently in his Anthropometry paintings, for which Klein smeared nude women with blue pigment and used them as human brushes on canvas, sometimes in elaborate public performances. Klein's work anticipated Conceptual art, performance art and environmental art, as in his selling of portions of empty space to collectors. For The Void (1958), he presented an empty gallery as an artwork, wearing a white tie and tails to show visitors around the blank walls.

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Artist: Yves Klein
L'Ours Pompon Sculpture by Yves Klein and François Pompon, IKB pigment
By Yves Klein
Located in Zug, CH
PRODUCED BY THE ESTATE YVES KLEIN AND POMPON 100 years after François Pompon’s success at the Salon d’Automne, the artist’s iconic White Bear meets Yves Klein’s Blue, converging in ...
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2010s Yves Klein Art

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Resin

La Terre Bleu, Klein, Blue Earth, Sculpture, Multiples, Pigment, Art, Design
By Yves Klein
Located in Geneva, CH
Ed. 28/300 pcs 1988 Resin coated with blue pigment 36 x 21.5 x 19.5 cm Provenance : Yves Klein Archives, Paris Literature : Yves Klein : Catalogue des editions et des sculptures,...
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1980s Contemporary Yves Klein Art

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Resin, Pigment

Yves Klein Dying Slave After Michelangelo IKB Sculpture Bright Klein Blue
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Dying Slave after Michelangelo IKB blue resin in plexiglas, signed Rotraut Klein Moquay and numbered 224/300 on the base on a label. 300 editions numbered from “1/300” to...
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1990s Post-War Yves Klein Art

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Resin, Plexiglass

Yves Klein Propositions Monochromes Invite with IKB (International Klein Blue)
By Yves Klein
Located in New York, NY
Yves Klein Yves Klein Propositions Monochromes with IKB (International Klein Blue), 1957 Extremely rare fold-out silkscreened vintage invitation with IKB for Galerie Schmela exhibiti...
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1950s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Screen

L'Ours Pompon Sculpture by Yves Klein and François Pompon, IKB pigment
By Yves Klein
Located in Zug, CH
PRODUCED BY THE ESTATE YVES KLEIN AND POMPON 100 years after François Pompon’s success at the Salon d’Automne, the artist’s iconic White Bear meets Yves Klein’s Blue, converging in what is known as L’Ours Pompon...
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2010s Yves Klein Art

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Resin

La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959, Lt Ed Silkscreen cover record albums
By Yves Klein
Located in New York, NY
Yves Klein La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959, 1959-1963 Two 12-inch vinyl records held in gatefold sleeve with silkscreen cover jacket in IKB International Klein Blue...
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1960s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Plastic, Mixed Media, Screen, Offset, Pencil, Board, Lithograph

Yves Klein Small IKB Venus Brooch Sculpture Jewel in International Klein Blue
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Small IKB Venus Brooch Bronze multiple, painted with International Klein Blue (IKB). From a model created in 1956. Edition of 500 copies + 100...
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1950s Yves Klein Art

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Historic Yves Klein at Dwan Gallery exhibition invitation Mid Century Modern
By Yves Klein
Located in New York, NY
Well documented work, illustrated in the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution hardcover exhibition monograph. Yves Klein at Dwan Gallery Po...
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1960s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Lithograph, Offset

L’OURS POMPON – EDITION YVES KLEIN
By Yves Klein
Located in Malmo, SE
YEAR: 2022 TECHNIQUE: Artisanal resin of 40 cm in length, made after the original mold of the polar bear of François Pompon. FINITION: Yves Klein blue – IKB...
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2010s Contemporary Yves Klein Art

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Pigment

Yves Klein Monogold Coffee Table Authorized Dealer in Paris Gold Leaves 24K
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Monogold coffee table. Glass, Plexiglas, metal and gold leaf. Signed R. Klein Moquay and numbered on a label affixed to the underside of the table. This work is from an e...
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1960s Yves Klein Art

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Yves Klein Blue Earth Sculpture IKB Pigment Plaster Cast in Plexiglas Box
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Concieved in 1957, this edition started to be executed in 1988 IKB pigment and synthetic resin on plaster cast, in plexiglas, signed Rotraut Klein Moquay and numbered HC XXX/L on the...
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1980s Post-War Yves Klein Art

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Plaster, Synthetic Resin, Pigment

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Combien tu Pez? PINKHAS Gold Bar Schtroumpf Smurf Unique Piece
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"Redness of Red" Lithograph Screenprint Collage Contemporary Abstract Abex 1/100
By Robert Motherwell
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"Redness of Red" Lithograph Screenprint Collage Contemporary Abstract Abex 1/100 Redness of Red by Robert Burns Motherwell (1915-1991) Lithograph Scree...
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1980s Abstract Yves Klein Art

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY HUMAN RIGHTS DINNER
By Robert Rauschenberg
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Offset lithograph on hodgkins handmade paper. Hand signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Certificate of authenticity included. Edition of 100. Framed. All reasonable offers w...
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POISE
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Aventura, FL
Offset lithograph in colors. Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. Edition of 48. All reasonable off...
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1990s Modern Yves Klein Art

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BOX CARS (BONES AND UNIONS)
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed, numbered and dated in yellow felt pen. Mixed media with handmade paper, bamboo and fabric mounted on black board and framed. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. Cer...
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1970s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Rare sculpture "Pubelle de Tubes" by Fernandez Arman, 1993
By Arman
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Born in Nice in 1928, Armand Pierre Fernandez (1928 - 2005) showed a precocious talent for painting and drawing as a child. (Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, he signed his early work wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Yves Klein Art

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Metal

Kobe Bryant Super BasketBall (One of a kind memorabilia W/ Turning Table)
By Mauro Oliveira
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
**ANNUAL SUPER SALE TIL JUNE 15th ONLY** *This Price Won't Be Repeated Again This Year - Take Advantage Of It* 'Kobe Bryant Super Basketball' is THE one of a kind o...
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Toreros (4 Original Lithographs by Pablo Picasso and Jamie Sabartes)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Sabartes, Jaime Picasso – Toreros with four original lithographs Publisher: New York & Paris: George Braziller & Andre Sauret, 1961. First edition. Ha...
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1960s Modern Yves Klein Art

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"Herself", Frederick Hart, Acrylic Female Sculpture, 17x16x6 in., 176/350, white
By Frederick Hart
Located in Dallas, TX
"Herself" by Frederick Hart is an acrylic figurative sculpture of a woman's face numbered 176/350. Hart began to equate light and spirit, the medium itself conveying the meaning, bey...
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SIDNEY POITIER: Hollywood Trailblazer Prince! Orig.Swarovski Skull+Base+Crown
By Mauro Oliveira
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
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Anthropométrie ANT 148
By Yves Klein
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on heavy white wove paper. Edition of 200. Printed by l'Atelier Eric Linard, Paris. Published by Editions T.A.T Arts, Paris, with th...
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Early 2000s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Untitled (IKB Pigment on postal stamp), (1957-1959)
By Yves Klein
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Yves Klein Untitled (IKB Pigment on postal stamp), (1957-1959) Single postal stamp, covered in Yves Klein’s IKB (International Klein Blue) Pigment Stamp ...
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1950s Abstract Geometric Yves Klein Art

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Table Bleu Klein IKB, Yves Klein, Blue pigment glass table, Contemporary, Design
By Yves Klein
Located in Geneva, CH
Table Bleu Klein IKB, Yves Klein, Blue pigment glass table, Contemporary, Design 2019 Blue pigment in glass, plexiglass and chrome plated metal Plate numbe...
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Yves Klein Catalogue Raisonné in Plexiglas Box with Klein Blue, Pink and Gold
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Catalogue Raisonné Plexiglas box with raw blue and pink pigments and gold leaves. Edited in 2000. Numbered from the edition of 440, the deluxe edition of the Catalogue Ra...
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1950s Post-War Yves Klein Art

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Yves Klein Venus of Alexandria IKB Painted Aphrodite Bust
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Venus of Alexandria Executed by Yves Klein in 1962, IKB blue painted plaster in plexiglas, signed Rotraut Klein Moquay and numbered XXX/300 on the base on a label. 300 ed...
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Yves Klein Dying Slave After Michelangelo IKB Sculpture Bright Klein Blue
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
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Yves Klein Blue Earth Sculpture IKB Pigment Plaster Cast in Plexiglas Box
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Located in Paris, FR
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1950s Post-War Yves Klein Art

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Yves Klein Catalogue Raisonné in Plexiglas Box with Klein Blue, Pink and Gold
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Catalogue Raisonné Plexiglas box with raw blue and pink pigments and gold leaves. Edited in 2000. Numbered from the edition of 440, the deluxe edition of the Catalogue Ra...
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1950s Abstract Yves Klein Art

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Gold Leaf

Yves Klein Conference at the Sorbonne 1959 Vinyl Record Hand-Numbered Edition
By Yves Klein
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Klein, Conference at the Sorbonne (Vinyl Record) Yves Klein gives a lecture of two of his texts: the evolution of art toward the immaterial & the architecture of the air. Recorded at the Grand amphithéâtre de l’Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France) in 1959. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve. Hand...
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1950s Yves Klein Art

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Table Bleu Klein IKB, Yves Klein, Blue pigment glass table, Contemporary, Design
By Yves Klein
Located in Geneva, CH
Table Bleu Klein IKB, Yves Klein, Blue pigment glass table, Contemporary, Design 2019 Blue pigment in glass, plexiglass and chrome plated metal Plate numbe...
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2010s Contemporary Yves Klein Art

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Glass, Plexiglass, Pigment

L'Accord Bleu
By Yves Klein
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"L'Accord Bleu" by Yves Klein, Unsigned Offset Lithograph printed in 2018. The overall size of the Offset Lithograph is 31.5 x 23.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been gra...
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2010s Modern Yves Klein Art

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Offset

Monochrome Bleu (IKB 3) (framed)
By Yves Klein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
A vintage exhibition poster (handmade four color lithography on heavy wove paper) after French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) titled "Monochrome Bleu (IKB 3)", 1989. Made for the Centre Georges Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art of France. The painting depicted on this original poster is within the permanent collection of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Sheet size: 39.5" x 27.5". Image size: 29" x 22.5". This example is framed in a contemporary black moulding. Yves Klein's niece possesses an example of this original poster in her own private collection. Very rare, some light handling wear associated with age. In overall very good condition. Printed upper left in French: "Monochrome Bleu (IKB 3) - 1960 / 199 x 153 cm / 1989 by Adagp et Flammarion 4, Paris 6, 19 Rue Visconti, Citation extraite d'un texte ecrit par Yves Klein en 1961, a' L'hotel Chelsea New York, en collaboration avec Neil Levine et John Archambault. Traduit par denis Roche et publie par la galerie Alexandre Iolas - Imprime en France par CCB Edition - F. 610". Translated to English: "Monochrome Bleu (IKB 3) - 1960 / 199 x 153 cm / 1989 by Adagp and 4 Flammarion , Paris 6, 19 Rue Visconti, Quote from a text written by Yves Klein in 1961, The Chelsea Hotel, New York in collaboration with Neil Levine and John Archambault. Translated by Denis Roche and published by the Alexandre Iolas Gallery - Printed in France by CCB Edition - 610 F. Yves Klein Quote bottom left printed in French: "Ce jour-la alors que j'etais entendu sur la plage de nice, je mis a eprouver de la haine pour les oiseaux qui volaient de-ci, de-la, dans mon beau ciel bleu sans nuage, parce qu'ils essayaient de faire des trous dans la plus belle de mes oeuvres" Yves Klein Quote bottom left translated to English: "That day when I was heard on the nice beach...
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1980s Minimalist Yves Klein Art

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Lithograph

Yves Klein art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Yves Klein art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of purple, blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Yves Klein in lithograph, pigment, plastic and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the modern style. Not every interior allows for large Yves Klein art, so small editions measuring 2 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Émile Gilioli, Constantin Antonovici, and Roger Mühl. Yves Klein art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,000 and tops out at $122,453, while the average work can sell for $12,798.
Questions About Yves Klein Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yves Klein was a French artist and designer. He was a part of the Nouveau réalisme, a movement that argued art did not need to be political or idealistic. Klein was born on April 28, 1928, in Nice, France, and died on June 6, 1962, in Paris, France. Find a selection of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To pronounce Yves Klein, say "eev kline." "Yves" sounds like the traditionally feminine name "Eve," but is actually a French boy's name that means "yew wood." Yves Klein was an artist who lived from 1928 to 1962. Shop a variety of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In the U.S., you can see Yves Klein art at a number of museums. They include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in San Francisco, California; and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Yves Klein art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yves Klein is important because of the breakthroughs he made with his art and the influence he had on contemporary artists. His use of a single shade of ultramarine blue redefined abstract art, and many conceptual artists drew inspiration from his performance paintings. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Yves Klein art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The general public responded to Yves Klein with confusion and shock. His monochrome paintings led some to debate just what art was, and his performance paintings were controversial due to his use of naked women. Find a range of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Yves Klein is considered a contemporary artist depends on the definition of the term. This is because he died in 1962. Some historians classify any artist active after 1950 as contemporary, while some place the start of the contemporary period in the 1970s or 80s. Shop a selection of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To Yves Klein, blue meant the sky and sea. He explained that both of these parts of nature are difficult for humans to comprehend. As a result, he believed the color to be the most abstract. Shop a range of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yves Klein blue is a deep ultramarine blue color. The artist Yves Klein trademarked the color in 1957. Its technical name is International Klein Blue or IKB, and you can see it in many of Klein's paintings, including Blue Monochrome. Shop a collection of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Paint pigments are what's inside the Yves Klein table. To create the table, the designer sprinkled the pigments over a wood base. Although he died before he could frame the table in glass, the project was later finished under the supervision of his widow. You'll find a selection of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yves Klein painted one abstract composition entitled Blue Monochrome. It is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York. Klein did produce more than 200 monochromatic blue compositions . Other examples include IKB 79 at the Tate Modern in London, United Kingdom, and IKB 3 at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    During his painting performances, Yves Klein used naked women in place of paintbrushes. While he produced art in front of an audience, he played “Klein's Monotone Symphony.” It was just one note played repeatedly for 20 minutes before a 20-minute period of silence. You'll find a selection of Yves Klein art on 1stDibs.

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