Yves Klein

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Yves Klein (28 April 1928 - 6 June 1962) was a French artist and is considered an important figure in post-war European art.


  • I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figuratives or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars.
    • Gilbert Perlein and Bruno Cora, Yves Klein: Long live the Immaterial, Delano Greenidge Edition, New York, 2001.


  • Sponges are the portraits of the readers of my monochromes who,after having travelled in the blue of my paintings,came back totally impregnated in sensibility like the sponges.

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