Thursday, May 20

International Klein Blue

Yves Klein With the Void, Full Powers opens today at the Hirshhorn. Klein’s work ranges from painting to sculpture to conceptual thoughts – and that’s why I love his work so much. He started transitioning into what we now call Contemporary Art while Modern Art was still at its peak. He created his own color (IKB or International Klein Blue), signed the sky and dipped models in paint, using their bodies as the stamp for his canvas.


I have never seen a retrospective of Klein’s work before – it’s going to be a lot of blue – and hopefully an interesting exhibit.
With the Void, Full Powers runs through September 12, 2010.