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Relief eponge bleu (RE 51)

Yves Klein-Relief eponge bleu (RE 51)-1959

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artist:
Artwork:
Relief eponge bleu (RE 51)
Size:
102.5 x 105 x 10 cm
Medium :
Dry pigment in synthetic resin, natural sponges and pebbles on board
Creation Year:
1959
Marks
Signed and dated 'Yves Klein 59' (on the reverse)
Category :
Painting
Provenance :
Galerie Iris Clert, Paris; Lucio Fontana Collection, Milan; Acquired from the above by the previous owner in 1959 and thence by descent to the present owner
Exhibition History :
Paris, Galerie Iris Clert, Bas-reliefs dans une foret d'eponges, 1959; Lissone, XV Premio Lissone internazionale di pittura, 1967; Rome, Galleria l'Obelisco, Yves Klein, le monochrome, 1970, no. 7; Milan, Palazzo Reale, Metamorfosi dell'oggetto, 1972, p. 4 (illustrated, unpaged); Milan, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Azimuth & Azimuth. 1959: Castellani, Manzoni e.., 1984 (illustrated, p. 40); Parma, Galleria d'Arte Niccoli, Un probabile umore dell'idea, 1989 (illustrated in colour, cover and p. 21); Venice, XLV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte. La Biennale di Venezia , 1993; Milan, Fonte d'Abisso Arte, Nouveaux Realistes anni'60: La memoria viva di Milano, 1997, no. 29 (illustrated in colour, p. 53)

Sotheby's New York

Date:
2014-05-14
Lot Number :
37
Low Estimate :
$15,000,000[0%]*
High Estimate :
$20,000,000[-25%]*
Hammer Price :
$15,000,000
Sold For :
$16,965,000*

Christie's London

Date:
2012-06-27
Lot Number :
12
Low Estimate :
$9,342,600[+13%]*
High Estimate :
$14,013,900[-24%]*
Hammer Price :
$10,588,300
Sold For :
$11,944,500*