Sculpture Eponge Bleue Sans Titre, (Se 244)
Artwork: Sculpture Eponge Bleue Sans Titre, (Se 244)
Size: 54 x 27 x 16 cm
Medium: Dry pigment and synthetic resin, sponge with metal wire on stone base
Creation year: 1959
Marks: Signed and dated 'Yves 59' (on the reverse of the base); signed with the artist's initials and dated '59 YK' (on the underside)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne; Helge Achenbach Art, Dusseldorf; Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 1996
Exhibition history: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou Musée national d’art moderne, Yves Klein, 1983, p. 423, no. 88 (illustrated in colour, p. 118; incorrectly catalogued and titled 'SE90'); Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Yves Klein, 1995, p. 284, no. 58 (illustrated in colour, p. 162). This exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; London, Hayward Gallery and Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Yves Klein, 2004-2005, p. 229, no. 53 (illustrated in colour, p. 103). This exhibition later travelled to Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Herford, MARTA Herford, Things Are Queer: Highlights of Art Collection UniCredit, 2011, pp. 94 & 189 (illustrated in colour, p. 95); Bologna, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, La Grande Magia: Opere scelte dalla Collezione UniCredit, 2013-2014, p. 210 (illustrated in colour, pp. 29 & 76)

Christie's London

Date: 2019-10-04
Lot Number: 14