Yves Klein Quotes


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Recently my work with color has led me in spite of myself to search little by little with some assistance (from the observer from the translator) for the realization of matter and I have decided to end the battle. The paintings were attached to poles placed 20 cm away from the walls to increase their spatial ambiguities.

He is the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany. Yves Klein (French pronunciation: ​[iv klɛ̃]; 28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art. Klein was a pioneer in the development of Performance art and is seen as an inspiration to and as a forerunner of Minimal art as well as Pop art.