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Art Market#2 - Upcoming Auctions - The Private Collection of Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

Two fascinating works by Yves Klein and Lucio Fontana from the private collection of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the upcoming auction of Sotheby’s on Feb 17th.

Klein and Fontana met for the first time in Milan in 1957, and that was the beginning of a real friendship. In two different and radical ways they both opened up the possibilities of traditional painting.

1) Yves Klein

Monochrome bleu sans titre (IKB 19)

dry pigment and synthetic resin on cartoline

Executed circa 1958.

21,5 x 17,5 cm

2) Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale, Attesa

signed, titled and dedicated A Jeanne-Claude affettuosamente on the reverse unprimed canvas

Executed in 1963.

46 x 33 cm


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