Yves Klein
(1928 - 1962)
Table Bleue Klein®, 1961
International Klein Blue pigment, glass, plexiglass and steel
37 x 125 x 100 cm; (14 5/8 x 49 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.)

Yves Klein is a French artist of paramount status in the Post-War European art scene. He is perhaps best known for his depiction of the infinite through the use of a hue now known as “Yves Klein Blue”. His works are rich with metaphysical undertones which describe the state of a reality that is “felt” rather than “represented”.  In 1960, art critic Pierre Restany coined the term of Neo-Realism and identified Klein as the pioneer. Klein is perceived as the one of the first proponents of performance art, minimalism and pop art.