Yves Klein, the self-proclaimed “painter of space,” sought to achieve immaterial spirituality through pure color, an ambition that took this most mercurial artist from painting and sculpture to performance, film, photography, and music. For his most performative works, his so-called Anthropometries, Klein employed naked bodies as “living brushes” in his increasingly theatrical painting practice. Here, curator Eric Crosby situates Klein’s iconic late work Suaire de Mondo Cane (Mondo Cane Shroud) between the surface of painting and the projected image of cinema.
- Courtesy Walker Art Center
- Suaire de Mondo Cane (Mondo Cane Shroud)
- Yves Klein
- overall 108 × 118.5 inches
- pigment, synthetic resin on gauze
- Not on view
- Paintings (Paintings)
- Accession Number
- Physical Description
- An Anthropométrie (Anthropometry) painting, likely a rehearsal work created before the filming of Mondo Cane.
- Credit Line
- Gift of Alexander Bing, T. B. Walker Foundation, Art Center Acquisition Fund, Professional Art Group I and II, Mrs. Helen Haseltine Plowden, Dr. Alfred Pasternak, Dr. Maclyn C. Wade, by exchange, with additional funds from the T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2004