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- Gold Leaf, Glass, Plexiglass, Wood and Steel
- 100.3 x 124.5 x 38.1 cm (39.4 x 49.0 x 15.0 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Probably best known for his signature shade of blue and for the monochrome paintings he created, in the early 1960’s Yves Klein’s artistic endeavors took a foray into the world of furniture design with his creation of an elegant trio of low Plexiglas, glass and steel tables filled with bold materials that appears to be suspended in space with a limitless depth. This iconic table is from an edition that was begun in 1963, shortly after he died suddenly in 1962, under the supervision of Yves Klein’s widow, Rotraut Klein-Moquay, based on a model he designed in 1961.
"I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue."
Klein designed the table in three different versions: Klein Blue (IKB) pigment, rose pigment (Monopink/MP), as well as gold/yellow (Monogold/MG). Table d’Or is a Perspex-and-glass table filled with gold leaf. Every table has a signed and numbered placard of authenticity issued by the Yves Klein estate affixed to the underside.
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About the Artist
With no formal artistic training, Yves Klein (1928 - 1962) became one of the pioneers of performance, minimal and pop art. In the mid-1950s Klein first exhibited his monochrome paintings in which a canvas was uniformly covered in a single color. His patented shade of blue became Klein's signature color that remains highly acclaimed internaitonally.