Exhibition, 15 Sep 2004 - 8 Jan 2005

Yves Klein

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

The compre­hen­sive retro­spec­tive presented by the Schirn includes more than 100 works from all periods of his work: his first mono­chromes in orange, yellow, green, pink, black, and white, his famous blue mono­chromes, as well as his sponge reliefs and sculp­tures, his much-discussed “Anthro­pome­tries,” for which he used female models as “live brushes,” his “mono­gold” paint­ings, and his last exper­i­ments with fire and elements of nature. Yves Klein’s entire oeuvre was aimed at enhancing the viewer’s sensi­tivity. The presen­ta­tion in the Schirn offers a unique oppor­tu­nity to explore this expe­ri­ence in all facets of his work.