31 July 2018

Yves Klein: Claiming The Infinite Sky At Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in the heart of the Oxfordshire idyll.

23 July 2018

Yves Klein: Kind Of Blue – Blenheim Palace – Edward Lucie-Smith

The presentation of work by Yves Klein in the staterooms of Blenheim Palace, the stateliest of all Britain’s stately homes, is part of a growing trend. The show follows hot on the heels of the Damien Hirst show, currently on view at Houghton Hall, another legendary stately.

26 April 2018

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Yves Klein 90th Birthday Exhibition Announced for Blenheim Palace

The largest exhibition ever mounted of the French artist Yves Klein has been announced for Blenheim Palace. It will coincide with what would have been the artist’s ninetieth birthday.

23 August 2017

Yves Klein Installation Damaged By Careless Visitor Restored And Reopened

The Yves Klein exhibition currently at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels suffered mishaps when a museum visitor stepped over a barrier into a pigment installation and tracked blue footprints around the gallery.

23 August 2016

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Yves Klein: Tate Liverpool Mounts First UK Museum Solo In 20 Years

The UK’s first museum solo exhibition in more than 20 years of the French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) will be presented at Tate Liverpool. Klein is one of the most influential figures of the post-war era, Klein’s career was marked by extraordinary creativity and a bold attitude to art and life that was pivotal to later movements from pop to performance art and […]

28 April 2016

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Blue Plaque Proposed To Mark Artist Yves Klein’s London Residency

A Blue Plaque proposal has been submitted to English Heritage to honour the French artist Yves Klein (1928-62) who lived in the Cromwell Road, in a bedsit from 1949-1950. Well known for his signature “International Klein Blue” artworks he trademarked the iconic colour early on in his career. The submission coincides with the opening of an exhibition of the artist’s work Alberto Giacometti – […]

7 July 2015

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Rotraut: Yves Klein’s Legacy: First London Solo Show In Fifty Years

A rare treat is on offer at 45 Park Lane in London – the first London solo show in over 50 years from Rotraut (b.1938). Presented by Swiss Galerie Gmurzynska, fourteen paintings and sculptures by the German-born artist Rotraut Klein-Moquay are on show and are for sale in the public spaces of the hotel. The sculptures, […]

11 June 2015

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Klein, Fontana, Uecker Open At Skarstedt Gallery London

Skarstedt presents its exhibition Burning, Cutting, Nailing at the London gallery this June. The exhibition explores the dual approach of destruction and creation in iconic works by modern masters including Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Günther Uecker. Rejecting established modes of representation, the works featured in the exhibition exemplify the artists’ shared quest for a […]

20 October 2014

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Rene Burri Iconic 20th Century Photographer Dies Age 81

The International news photographer René Burri has died age 81. Burri studied at the School of Applied Arts in his native city of Zurich, Switzerland. From 1953 to 1955 and worked as a documentary film-maker. He began to use a Leica while doing his military service and went on to photograph many iconic figures of […]

9 May 2012

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£54m Mark Rothko Breaks Contemporary Art Auction Record

Before last night the price of $86.3 million, paid for Francis Bacon’s ‘Triptych’, 1976, in 2008 was the most expensive post-war artwork ever sold at auction. But now Mark Rothko’s Orange, red, yellow has been sold for $86.9 million (£53.8m). Wow. The painting was executed in 1961, and was sold at Christie’s in New York. […]