Sculpture eponge bleue sans titre (SE 284)

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Sculpture eponge bleue sans titre (SE 284)
height (including stone base): 63.5; diameter (sponge): 38.1 cm
Dry pigment and synthetic resin on natural sponge, metal stem and stone base
Signed and dated 'Yves 59' (on the underside)
Private Collection, Tokyo; Private Collection, Sweden; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in the late 1980s
Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Yves Klein, 1979, no. 6 (installation view illustrated in colour, unpaged); Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, 2010-2011, p. 344 (illustrated in colour, p. 148). This exhibition later travelled to Minneapolis, Walker Art Center
$4,622,410 *