This catalogue offers a complete overview of Yves Klein’s work and comprehends the most important cycles of his work which, like a meteor, crossed the scene for just a few, short years. A rich documentary apparatus, the color reproduction of all the exhibited works document the artistic journey and the biographic path of the great representative of the aesthetic revolution which took place from the Sixties onward, one of the principal members of Nouveau Realisme, as well as a forerunner of postwar monochromatism.
Published by Silvana Editoriale and the Museo d’Arte in Lugano on the occasion of an exhibition at the Muso d'Arte, an initiative of the Polo Culturale Lugano. The publication was prepared in collaboration with Galerie Gmurzynska.
Edited by Bruno Corà and Daniel Moquay.
Prefaces by Giovanna Masoni Brenni for the Municipality of Lugano and Daniel Moquay for the Yves Klein Archives.
Text contributions by Bruno Corà, Anna Follo, Veit Loers, and Pierre Restany.
Historical writings by Yves Klein.
240 pages, fully illustrated in color.
English and Italian.