Yves Klein: Monochrome Propositions of Yves Klein, 1957


invitation / announcement
London, United Kingdom
Gallery One


London: Gallery One, 1957 (06), 9×18 cm [folded]. Bifolium. Oblong invitation card for an exhibition of monochromatic works. It was in London about a decade earlier (1946) that Klein claims to have executed his first monochrome paintings [Held, 1995]. First page contains exhibition info and announces also a public discussion that is to take place with Klein and Restany “due to the controversial nature of this work” a couple of days after the exhibition’s opening, finally ‘Pernod and red wine’ is promised to attendees. The card opens up to a 2 page text in English by Pierre Restany titled an Act Of Truth. Final page blank. This particular card is an example of special interest bearing the blind stamp of Jean-Paul Ledeur, an expert on Yves Klein and author of the Catalogue raisonné des éditions et sculptures by Klein.

[Biblio: Yves Klein Archive; Restany 1982, p. 45]

condition: Hand-written date on first page -in Ledeur’s hand? -.Else clean and bright.