Yves Klein

at Blenheim Palace

On the occasion of its fifth exhibition, Blenheim Art Foundation organises a major survey of French artist Yves Klein’s work, presented in collaboration with the Yves Klein Estate and coinciding with what would be the artist’s ninetieth birthday year. Klein (1928 – 1962) was a leading figure in European post war art and is considered a pioneer of conceptual art, performance art and minimalism, as well as pop art.

Featuring over 50 artworks, visitors can explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture and large-scale installation. One of the most influential artists of his generation, Klein is best known for the development of his own vivid ultramarine pigment, International Klein Blue (IKB), which became a symbolic part of his practice, a key to reaching the ‘infinite’ and ‘sublime’ through pure colour. The exhibition includes a large-scale blue pigment installation, a number of Klein’s Monochrome Paintings and a painting from his groundbreaking Anthropometry series. Sponge Sculptures, made from the pigment-saturated sponges Klein painted with, are on show alongside other free-standing works inspired by Classical Greek sculptures such as a number of Blue Venus works, coated in IKB.

For more information, please visit: blenheimartfoundation.org.uk


18 July, 2018 07 October, 2018


Blenheim Art Foundation
Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire OX20 1PP