Yves Klein's 'Fire Colour 1'

May 1 2012


One of the top lots in next week's contemporary sales in New York will be Yves Klein's $30m-40m painting FC1, or 'Fire Colour 1'. Christie's have released a video by film maker Laurent Chanez celebrating the work, which you can see above. More interesting perhaps is the original footage of one of Klein's earliest naked painting sessions, in 1960, which you can see here. (It looks a little Pythonesque, don't you think?) 

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