With over 50 pieces on display, this exhibition is the largest show of Klein’s work in the UK to date. A large-scale pigment installation in Klein’s famous International Klein Blue appears, along with a number of Klein’s Monochrome Paintings, amid the 18th-century baroque surroundings of the palace’s Great Hall and principal rooms. The exhibition also features a number of works from Klein’s Anthropometry series, for which the artist employed models as ‘living brushes’ to create marks on the canvas in front of an audience, as well as Fire Paintings and Klein’s later works in gold. Together, the works reveal the many ways in which Klein blended traditional artistic mediums and imagery with dynamic techniques and performance, erasing the boundaries between process and artwork.
This is the fifth exhibition organised by the Blenheim Art Foundation, which aims to produce bold encounters between the work of influential artists and the architecture of the palace. Find out more about the Yves Klein exhibition from the Blenheim Art Foundation’s website.
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