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Yves Klein

Cultural, Exhibition, Painting, Various arts in Aix-en-Provence
  • The Hôtel de Caumont - Center d'art offers an exhibition of works by Yves Klein.
    Produced in collaboration with the Archives Yves Klein, the exhibition ‘Yves Klein, intime’ (‘Yves Klein, intimate’) in Aix-en- Provence is presenting for the first time around sixty works by the Nice-born artist from a fresh perspective.

  • Organised in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives. Comprosing around sixty works from public and private collections, this exhibition retraces the artist's career from his use of monochrome to his immaterial quest.

    Yves Klein is certainly one of the most famous French artists from the second half of the twentieth century. Since his premature death in 1962 at the age of thirty-four, his work has gained international recognition. The intense brilliant ultramarine for which he took out...
    Organised in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives. Comprosing around sixty works from public and private collections, this exhibition retraces the artist's career from his use of monochrome to his immaterial quest.

    Yves Klein is certainly one of the most famous French artists from the second half of the twentieth century. Since his premature death in 1962 at the age of thirty-four, his work has gained international recognition. The intense brilliant ultramarine for which he took out a patent—the famous IKB (International Klein Blue)—has become well known beyond the milieu of art connoisseurs.

    The artist held many exhibitions that enabled him to highlight the various aspects of his prolific and varied oeuvre, created in a highly productive phase lasting just eight years. However, up until this point, there had rarely been a focus on the links between his private life and his bold and radical works aimed at a broad audience. By focusing on the artist’s family origins and circles of friends, his studios, and his relations with his models, the exhibition sets out to highlight the material conditions of the artist’s work and his intellectual processes, spiritual dimension, and the humour often underlying the apparent
    earnestness of his approach.

    Alongside the most emblematic masterpieces—including the Monochrome and Sculpture Éponge (Sponge Sculpture) works, the gilded Monogold paintings, Anthropométries, and Peintures de Feu (Fire Paintings)—, less well-known works will be presented, as well as previously unseen archive material and objects from his studio. Various works by other artists will also be exhibited, as well as collaborative projects, attesting to the friendships and relationships of creative complicity Klein cultivated with colleagues and friends, such as Arman, Christo, Martial Raysse and Jean Tinguely.

    Curatorship
    Cecilia Braschi, Director of Exhibitions at Hôtel de Caumont-Art Centre, in collaboration with Yves Klein Archives. Scientific advisor: Denys Riout, art historian.
    Accessible for disabled
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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Payment methods
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Visit of the art center + temporary exhibition
    Free with the City Pass Aix-en-Provence
    Full price : 14,5 € (over 65 years old)
    Senior citizen rate : 13,5 € (over 65 years old)
    Reduced rate : 11.5 € (students, people with reduced mobility and an accompanying person, job seekers, Education Pass)
    Youth rate: 10 € (7-25 years old)
    Family rate: 43 € (for 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 to 25)
    Free for children under 7 years old, ICOM, ICOMOS or SNELAC card holders, tour guides and journalists.
    >> on presentation of a proof of identity less than 6 months old.

    Guided tour of the exhibition: exhibition entrance + 7 €.
    Full price: 21.50 €.
    Senior citizen rate : 20.50
    Reduced rate : 18.50 €
    Youth rate: 17 €.
    Family rate : 71 €.

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Schedules
  • From October 28, 2022
    until March 26, 2023
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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