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Yves Klein (1928–1962) France

Yves Klein was a French painter, sculptor and performance artist. Klein was considered to be one of the leading figures of postwar avant-gardism and became known for his large monochrome paintings. Klein developed his own blue color which is referred to as International Klein Blue (IKB). He first held an exhibition with the color IKB in 1957, which subsequently came to be the dominant color in his future works.
Klein also engaged in performance art; a painting called Anthropometries was created by female models covered with IKB paint who used their bodies as paintbrushes on the canvas.


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