Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist who was an important member of the Nouveau réalisme movement. He was instrumental in the development of performance art. But he is also known for a well-known series of ultramarine blue monochrome paintings he first exhibited in Milan in 1957. This deep, lapis lazuli like, blue became known as International Klein Blue. He later used this same colour for his famous ‘Anthropometries’ series for which he covered women’s naked bodies with IKB and had them jump or fall against white linen and canvasses.
Yves Klein Anthropometries of the Blue Period
Untitled blue monochrome by Yves Klein
Today the colour is used in both contemporary and classic interior designs.
Yves Klein painted walls in an interior shot featured in Elle Décor
Yves Klein coloured coffee table and pillow cases. Photo from coralwhenblue.blogspot.com
Table revamp with IKB wall by Naomi Stein in post on Apartmenttherapy.com
An IKB painted feature wall in New York Magazine
Artless limited edition Melinda Chair in IKB wool
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