Daisy Dunn

The play’s the thing | 9 August 2018

Had he not died at 34, might he have moved on from his marvellous, but monotonous, obsession with blue?

Nothing was so interesting to Yves Klein as the void. In 1960 he leapt into it for a photograph — back arched, chin raised, spread-eagled. The same year, he took out a patent for International Klein Blue (IKB), a colour inspired by the limitlessness of the sky itself. He even went so far as to stage an exhibition of white walls and an empty cabinet.

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