Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers

A visionary and provocateur, Yves Klein took the European art scene by storm in a career that lasted just eight years, from 1954 to 1962. Organized by the Walker Art Center and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives in Paris, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States in nearly 30 years.


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  • ABigOneLikeDaddys

    Dear Jose.,
    Thanks for your comment.
    Thanks for your information.
    It is good that now-a-days many heart attacks can be avoided; RIP Yves.
    Very good luck with your thesis.

  • chad

    my favorite artist. it's a bloody joke that i have to describe in grave detail who he is every time i bring him up. he should be internationally recognized as a genius at this point.

  • kawakami789

    Yves Klein’s view of immaterialism supposedly came from Japanese Buddhism and the idea that you can lessen suffering if you rid yourself of material objects. However his work is the perfect example of materialism and ignorance which are two of the main factors for suffering in the Buddhist point of view. He would charge huge sums of money (the root of materialism/greed) for his pieces while at the same time convincing the public and himself that he was somehow enlightening everyone in a lesson on Zen Buddhism (ignorance). He viewed himself as some kind of expert in Buddhism because he studied judo in Japan. However his grasp on the religion was weak at best. If his point was to show the antithesis of of Buddhism then he was a genius. If not he was just a con man selling art void of any technical skill to people who were as materialistic and ignorant as he was.

  • Targon Labasco

    "You have to think, this is pure space, through pure pigment." What the fuck are you even saying? This is what I don't get. The people listening to this blow hard are half way intelligent, how is it that they don't see this for the farce that it is? I don't get it. They're fawning over paint swatches.

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