YVES KLEIN Lithograph "Helena" (Ant 61) Signed Numbered COA


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Limited Edition Lithograph

Artist: Yves Klein
Title: "Helena"(ANT 61) from the Anthropometries series
Medium: Lithograph in colors on paper after an original from 1961
Edition: 66/150 Limited edition
Year: 2004
Signed: Signed and numbered on verso by Daniel Moquay - director of the Yves Klein Archives
Condition: Excellent, has never been framed or displayed
Accompanied by a gallery certificate of authenticity

Artwork size: 30 X 22 1/2 inch

Yves Klein

Yves Klein was born in Nice, France on April 28, 1928. He was self-taught in art. He served in the French army while stationed in Germany. In 1962 he married Rotraut Uecker and they had a son, Yves, who was raised by his mother after his father's untimely death in 1962. Klein had traveled widely, living in Japan in 1952 and 1953, earning a black belt in judo.

Throughout the centuries artists have used models in assorted ways, but no one has ever used them in quite the manner of Parisian painter Yves Klein. He had his nude models smear themselves with paint, then let them hurl themselves at a blank canvas while he shouted direction from a stepladder. He found that working with brushes was too finicky; he hit upon the idea of smeared models, whom he called "living brushes." With this technique, Klein did not have to touch the painting at all.

Written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.

Time Magazine, January 27, 1961.
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