Author(s): Yves Klein (Artist); Daniela Franco
This publication accompanies Yves Klein's (1928-62) first Latin American retrospective, a monumental exhibition that features more than 75 artworks alongside the artist's letters, drawings, photographs and films. Proceeding chronologically through Klein's major series, this volume identifies three core concerns in the output of this self-described "painter of space" the monochrome, the materiality of flesh and the immateriality of art. These themes are explored through Klein's best-known works, as well as the manifestos and lectures he delivered throughout his career. Essays by Daniela Franco, Klaus Ottmann, Daniel Salda a Par s and Jorge Volpi explore Klein's work with an eye to his influence on contemporary art.