Relief Portrait of Arman (PR 1)

  • Relief Portrait of Arman
    Dry pigment and synthetic resin on bronze mounted on panel covered with gold leaves
    69 1/2 x 37 x 10 1/2 inch
    Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
Posthumous Edition (original work 1962).

It was in 1947 that Yves Klein met Armand Fernandez, the future Arman, at the judo club in Nice. Very quickly, the two young men become friends. They share a passion for philosophy and spirituality.

On the beach of Nice, the three friends choose to "share the world": to Arman returns the land and its riches, to Claude Pascal the air, and to Yves the sky and its infinity.

In January 1962, Yves Klein made the Relief Portrait of Arman in plaster resin covered with a synthetic resin and a blue pigment.
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