Table Bleue. 1963. Multiple. Table. Glass, plexiglass, wood, metal and I.K.B. International Klein Blue Pigment. With edition label, there with signature from Rotraut Klein-Moquay, the artist's widow, as well as with serial number. Ca. 38 x 125.1 x 100 cm (14.9 x 49.2 x 39.3 in).
PROVENANCE: GM Arts, Paris. Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne (acquired from aforementioned in 1997). Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
This table is filled with the most famous pigment in art history, "I.K.B. International Klein Blue", which the artist developed in 1957. It is from an unlimited edition started in 1963, a year after the artist's death, by Rotraut Klein-Moquay. The series is based on a model by Yves Klein from 1961. The three most important colors in the artist's oeuvre were used for the edition: Next to the one-of-a-kind ultramarine blue I.K.B., a precious gold and a luscious pink served as filling. [JA]