|Monochrome bleu sans titre (IKB 128), 1960 (janvier), 40 x 25 cm|
At his first show of these monochromatic paintings, which included not just blue but red, yellow, orange and pink paintings as well, audiences, to Kleins great dislike, took his painting as brightly colored interior design. This reaction lead him to throw out the other colors and exhibit paintings in only his signature blue.
|Anthropométrie de l'époque bleue (ANT 82), 1960, 156,5 x 282,5 cm.|
|Grande Anthropophagie bleue Hommage à Tennessee Williams (ANT 76), 1960, 275 x 407 cm.|
All images via the Yves Klein Archive.