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Yves Klein: In/Out Studio
Edited with text by Matthias Koddenberg.
With rare and unpublished color photographs, this is the new essential Yves Klein overview
This major new Yves Klein overview shows how Klein transformed his life into a myth that blurred the boundary between art and biography. It includes around 300 unearthed archival photographs--many of which are published for the first time--of Klein, his works, and their production. Always an innovator, Klein spanned many mediums, boldly exploring musical composition, sculpture, performance, photography, theater, film and theoretical writing, in addition to the blue monochrome painting for which he is so famed. Reproductions of artworks are interspersed with photographs of and quotations by Klein, guiding readers through a personal history of key works such as “Leap into the Void” and the Monochrome and Feuer exhibition. Most importantly, this book offers a new look behind the scenes of his performances, uncovers the genesis of his famous Anthropometries and Fire Paintings and portrays Klein at work in his studio, in private settings and on his travels. There are also numerous contact prints with lesser-known photos and snapshots that are not among the more famous pictures released for publication.
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Klein always viewed photography as a lens through which to dramatize his subjects, and chose carefully who could photograph him. The imagery in this monograph blurs the artist’s work and life in a way that both maintains and deconstructs the myth of Yves Klein.
Born in Nice, France, Yves Klein (1928–62) created what he considered his first artwork when he signed the sky above Nice in 1947, making his earliest attempt to capture the immaterial. The artist carved out new aesthetic and theoretical territory based on his philosophical and poetic investigations of space and science, and the practice of Judo, which he described as “the discovery of the human body in a spiritual space.”
Featured photograph - captioned "January 14, 1961. Krefeld. Yves Klein with his 'Wall of Fire' during the opening of his exhibition 'Monochrome und Feuer' at Museum Haus Lange. Photo: Pierre Boulat" - is reproduced from Yves Klein: In/Out Studio.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
The book's snapshots and outtakes reveal the mess and mischief behind the scenes, as Klein slathered paint on the models, sat exhausted on the bed or laughed over meals with friends.
Rare performative photos are interspersed with finished artworks and relevant quotes. By the time one has turned all 300 pages, one is left with a sense of both how vital those eight years were, and what his early demise stole from the art world.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/28/2017
This previously unpublished photograph, by Bernard Wember, of Yves Klein preparing his 1961 Museum Haus Lange exhibition, Monochromes und Feuer (Monochromes and Fire), is reproduced from Yves Klein: In/Out Studio, the game-changing new monograph from D.A.P. / Verlag Kettler. Featuring approximately 300 recently unearthed archival photographs—many in color, and published for the first time—this volume presents the richest portrait to date of one of the most fascinating and relentlessly experimental artists of the twentieth century. In addition to leading the charge of the French art movement Nouveau réalisme, Klein, who died in 1962 at the age of 34, was a pioneer of Performance art and a progenitor of both Minimalism and Pop. Every facet of his career is captured here in exquisite photographic detail, alongside scenes from his private life and exceptionally interesting captions. Read more about the book in this weekend's Wall Street Journal Magazine. continue to blog
FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/29/2017
The subject of a story in this weekend's Wall Street Journal Magazine, the audacious French artist-provocateur Yves Klein is pictured here in 1960 with "Sculpture éponge bleue sans titre" in his Paris home/studio at 14, rue Campagne-Premiere. He is wearing the cross of the Order of the Archers of Saint Sebastian, a Christian chivalric fraternity that knighted him in 1956. The photograph, by Shunk-Kender, is reproduced from Yves Klein: In/Out Studio, the essential new monograph made in collaboration with Klein's widow and featuring a wealth of photographs and archival materials from her archive that have never been published before. continue to blog
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