Table (Pink Pigment)
This work is from an edition begun in 1963, under the supervision of Rotraut Klein-Moquay based on a model by Yves Klein and is accompanied by a plaque signed R.Klein-Moquay; and numbered (on a label affixed to the underside)
49 x 39 ¼ x 14 inches (124.5 x 99.7 x 35.7 cm.)
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French artist Yves Klein is counted as a leader of the French Nouveau Réalisme Art movement of the middle of the 20th century. This style bore many similarities to the American pop art movement, with a focus on bright colors, small parts of the larger world, and producing art out in the open rather than hiding in studios. Throughout his career, Klein’s work pushed boundaries and often tricked its audience by playing with space and physical boundaries. Some of his most iconic pieces featured a bold, bright shade of blue which would come to be known as ‘International Klein Blue’.
The whimsical, minimalist Table (Pink) sits low to the ground and is constructed very simply. The bright hot pink pigment encased in plexiglass features peaks and valleys, creating dimension rather than a flat surface. Klein’s ultrafashionable table cocktail has grown to become a cult favorite among celebrities and collectors, being an alluring backdrop for objects placed on the table or a magnificent standalone piece.