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Hiroshima (ANT 79), 1961

  • Hiroshima
    Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas
    55 x 110 inch
    The Menil Collection, Houston, United States
"...Hiroshima, the shadows of Hiroshima in the desert of the atomic catastrophe, terrible evidence, without a doubt, but evidence of hope all the same, hope for the survival and permanence, albeit immaterial, of the flesh."
Yves Klein, excerpt from "Truth becomes reality" p. 188, 1960, Overcoming the problematics of Art -The writings of Yves Klein, Spring Publications, 2007

This work alludes to the few "shadows" that bodies disintegrated by atomic light have left on the walls of the city.
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