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May 20, 2010 – September 12, 2010
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th & Independence Ave., SW
Location: Level 2
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.
Related book: Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers