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Grande Anthropophagie bleue, Hommage à Tennessee Williams [Great Blue Anthropophagy, Homage to Tennessee Williams] (ANT 76), 1960

  • Grande Anthropophagie bleue, Hommage à Tennessee Williams [Great Blue Anthropophagy, Homage to Tennessee Williams]
    Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas
    108 1/2 x 160 1/2 inch
    Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
"I would like now, with your permission and attention, to divulge to you possibly the most important and certainly the most secret phase of my art. I don’t know whether you will believe it or not, it’s cannibalism. After all, wouldn’t it be better to be eaten than to be bombed? I can hardly document this idea that has been tormenting me for some years, so I will leave it up to you to make your own conclusions on what I think will be the future of art."
Yves Klein, excerpt from « Chelsea Hotel Manifesto», 1961, Overcoming the problematics of Art -The writings of Yves Klein, Spring Publications, 2007
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