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Yves Klein did not have long to leave his mark on history. And yet, by the time he died of a heart attack in 1962, the man had become a legend. Discover this phenomenal artist's performative and photographic masterpieces, which shaped the formation of Pop Art and Minimalism. From his earliest days, Klein was aware of the growing importance of the media; he utilised their new technologies to his advantage. In contrast to many of his contemporaries, he did not see photography purely as a means of documentation but, above all, as a way of presenting his subjects. By deciding who could take photos of him and how this was done, he turned himself into a myth: a blur between the boundaries of art and life. This book presents Klein's most iconic works, as well as offering a more thorough look at the influences and inspirations behind his performances. It contains numerous contact prints, along with lesser-known photos and snapshots that are not listed among the famous pictures released for publication, making this book perfect for fans and collectors who are looking for a new insight into this enigmatic artist. AUTHOR: Matthias Koddenberg has worked in close collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives in Paris to compile around 300 images, many of which are published here for the first time. In addition to pictures of acclaimed photographers such as Rene Burri, Harry Shunk and Janos Kender or Charles Wilp, the book contains photographs of friends and colleagues as well as private pictures taken by Yves and Rotraut Klein, thus telling the intimate story of an extraordinary artist and partnership. 100 colour, 200 b/w

 

Details

ISBN: 9783862065660
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 25 Oct 2016
Publisher: DruckVerlag Kettler
Publication City, Country: Bonen, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 28(H) x 20.5(L)

 

Author Biography

Matthias Koddenberg has worked in close collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives in Paris to compile around 300 images, many of which are published here for the first time. In addition to pictures of acclaimed photographers such as Rene Burri, Harry Shunk and Janos Kender or Charles Wilp, the book contains photographs of friends and colleagues as well as private pictures taken by Yves and Rotraut Klein, thus telling the intimate story of an extraordinary artist and partnership.

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