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Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers

May 20, 2010 – September 12, 2010 (new title)

Museum: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum

Location: 2nd Floor

The first American retrospective in nearly 30 years of this highly influential French artist's career examines his life and work from the mid-1950s to his untimely death in 1962. Artist, composer, judo master, Rosicrucian, proto-conceptualist, and performance artist, Klein was a multifaceted talent who believed in the transformative power of art. In his series, including the Monochromes, Anthropometries, Cosmogonies, Air Architecture, Fire Paintings, Sponge Reliefs, and Actions, Klein sought to place the immaterial at the heart of his work.

See "Around the Mall: What's Up" in the May 2010 Smithsonian magazine: p. 26.

Related book: Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers