Blue Monochrome Sponge Relief (RE24)

Yves Klein, French, 1928 - 1962

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1960

Sponges, pebbles, dry pigment in synthetic resin on wood board

Overall: 57 1/4 × 45 3/8 × 3 3/4 in. (145.4 × 115.3 × 9.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen

P.961.288

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed on verso (in artist's hand), in blue, upper left to upper right: "1960 Yves Klein / b monochrome" and center upper center verso " H "

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 63, Okeanos, International + Contemporary Reflections on the Sea, Maria Fillas, Class of 2011, Levinson Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 12-May 6, 2011.

Art Since 1945: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 19, 1992-March 14, 1993.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 10, 2002.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 3-September 17, 2000.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 30-September 16, 2001.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 8, 2006-August 30, 2007.

Contemporary Art from the College Collection, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 2, 1975.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

New Acquisitions, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 2-March 5, 1978.

Sculpture and Sculptor's Drawings, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, SArt 16,21, and 73, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 20-October 7, 1996.

Second Stage of Modernism: Art from 1945 to the Present, William B. Jaffe, Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Churchill P. Lathrop, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-August 16, 1987.

Selections: Contemporary Art, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 1975-January 11, 1976.

Virtual Space for Dialogue, 2017, Self (Hood), Alison Guh, Class of 2017, Mellon Special Prjects Intern, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. https://www.aguh.vsfd.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

Yves Klein (1928-1962): A Retrospective, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, February 17-May 1983, No. 48.

Yves Klein (1928-1962): A Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-Agust 29, 1982, No. 48.

Yves Klein (1928-1962): A Retrospective, Rice Museum, Houston, Texas, February 5-May 2, 1982, No. 48

Yves Klein (1928-1962): A Retrospective, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, November 18, 1982 -January 9, 1983, No. 48.

Yves Klein Retrospective, Jewish Museum, New York, New York, January 24-March 12, 1967.

Publication History

Rebecca Bailey, What Is There to Teach About Art?, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 88, Number 8, May 1996, South Burlington: The Lane Press Inc., 1996, pp.36-45, ill. p. 38

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985.

Thomas McEvilley, Pierre Restany, and Nan Rosenthal, Yves Klein (1928-1962): A Retrospective, Houston: Institute for the Arts, Rice University, 1982.

Jacquelynn Baas, Smile of the Buddha: Eastern Philosophy and Western Art from Monet to Today, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, p. 140-141, ill. p. 140.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.41, no.17.

Maria Fillas, Class of 2011, Levinson Intern, A Space for Dialogue 63, Okeanos, International + Contemporary Reflections on the Sea, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2011, cover ill.

Provenance

Lita Annenberg Hazen (1909-1995) and Joseph H. Hazen (1898-1994), New York; given to present collection, 1961.

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