<span class="title">Untitled Blue Sponge Sculpture (SE 322)<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">c. 1961</span>
<span class="title">Untitled Blue Sponge Sculpture, (SE 242)<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">c. 1960</span>
<span class="title">Table IKB®<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1961/1963</span>
<span class="title">Table Monogold™<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1961/1963</span>
<span class="title">Table Monopink™<span class="title_comma">, </span></span><span class="year">1961/1963</span>
Yves Klein
Untitled Blue Sponge Sculpture (SE 322), c. 1961
Dry pigment and synthetic resin on natural sponge
Sponge: 3.5 x 7 x 6 cm; (1 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Overall: 16 x 7 x 6 cm; (6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 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.