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Watch Yves Klein’s Performance Act

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Watch Yves Klein’s Performance Act

This week we have already mentioned this French artist in an article 10 Masterpieces By Yves Klein You Should Know. This time we want to share a rare footage of Yves Klein performance – Anthropométries. Klein used naked women as ‘human paintbrushes’ his paintings, which were produced as elaborate performances in front of an audience. Klein, in bow-tie and suit, would conduct the women as they covered themselves in paint, of course of a colour he patented as ‘International Klein Blue’ and made imprints of their bodies, whilst musicians played his ‘Monotone Symphony’ – a single note played for twenty minutes, followed by twenty minutes of silence.

Just watch:


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