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Vent Paris-Nice [Wind Paris-Nice] (COS 10), 1960

  • Vent Paris-Nice [Wind Paris-Nice]
    Dry pigment and binder on paper mounted on canvas
    93 x 73 inch
"For instance, a trip from Paris to Nice might have been a waste of time had I not spent it profitably by recording the wind. I placed a canvas, freshly coated with paint, upon the roof of my white Citroen. As I zoomed down Route Nationale 7 at the speed of 100 kilometers an hour, the heat, the cold, the light, the wind, and the rain all combined to age my canvas prematurely. At least thirty to forty years were condensed into one day."
Yves Klein, Chelsea Manifesto, 1961
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