Exhibition, 31 Jan 2005 - 2 May 2005

Yves Klein

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

This comprehensive retrospective of Yves Klein's career encompasses his earliest monochrome paintings in red, pink, orange, yellow, green, white, and black; the famous blue monochromes, sponge reliefs, and sponge sculptures; the Anthropometries; the Monogolds; and his late experiments with the natural elements fire, air, and water. Klein's groundbreaking work, created over only about seven years, anticipated numerous tendencies including Happenings and performance, body art, land art, and aspects of Conceptual art. To this day it continues to exercise a lasting effect.