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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Kaarst-Düsseldorf, Gallery 44, Yves Klein und seine Freunde, October 1986 - January 1987 (another example exhibited)
    Parma, Galleria d'Arte Niccoli, Une probabile umore dell'idea, April - May 1989, p. 33, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    London, Galerie Gimpel, Yves Klein, June - September 1994 (another example exhibited)
    Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Yves Klein, November 1994 - January 1995, cat. no. 112, p. 247, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Citta natura, Mostra internazionale di arte contemporanea, April 1997 (another example exhibited)
    Vienna, Kunsthalle, Engel, Engel, Legenden der Gegenwart, June - September 1997, p. 221, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Le Bourget, Musée de l'air et de l'espace, L'art, l'air et l'espace, October 1999 (another example exhibited)
    Hong Kong Museum of Art, Nice Movements - Contemporary French Art, April - June 2000, p. 64, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain de Nice; Prato, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Yves Klein, La Vie, la vie elle-même qui est l'art absolu, April 2000 - January 2001, p. 182, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Museu de arte de Macau, Du Nouveau Réalisme à Supports Surfaces, July - August 2000, p. 89, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Pietrasanta, Italy, Flora Bigai, Nel blu dipinto di blu Yves Klein, July - September 2004, n.p., illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Angers, Musée des Beaux Arts; Roanne, Musée Joseph Dechelette; Carcassonne, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Coblence, Museum Ludwig; LAAC Dunkerque, Marie Raymond - Yves Klein, November 2004 - June 2007, p. 175, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum, Yves Klein, January - May 2005 (another example exhibited)
    Paris, Galerie Rive Gauche, Yves Klein et Niki de Saint Phalle, February - March 2005 (another example exhibited)
    Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais; Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Nouveau Réalisme: Revolution des Alltäglichen, March 2007 - January 2008 (another example exhibited)
    Lugano, Museo d'Arte & Sculture in Città, Yves Klein & Rotraut, May - September 2009, pp. 178-179, illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Arte, Marie Raymond - Yves Klein Herencias, October 2009 - January 2010, p. 160, illlustrated in colour (another example exhibited)
    Venice, Ca' Corner della Regina, The Small Utopia, Ars Multiplicata, Summer 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Villa Datris, Sculpture du Sud, May-November 2014 (another example exhibited)
    Zurich, Hotel Baur au Lac, Art in the Park, June-July 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Yves Klein, exh. cat., Jewish Museum, New York: 1967, p. 51, (illustrated)
    P. Wember, Yves Klein, Cologne:1969, cat. no. S9
    Yves Klein, exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: 1983, n.p., (illustrated)
    Artcurial, Hommage au Président Georges Pompidou un homme de culture, exh. cat., Paris: 1987, p. 28 (illustrated)
    C. Fournet, Musées de Nice - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Paris: 1990, p. 31 (illustrated)
    S. Stich, Yves Klein, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1994, p. 247 (illustrated)
    P. Restany, Yves Klein, Paris, 1982, p. 235 (another example illustrated)
    Yves Klein 1928-1962: A Retrospective, exh. cat., Houston, Rice University, Institute for the Arts, 1982, cat. no. 92 (illustrated)
    J-P. Ledeur, Yves Klein: Catalogue raisonné des éditions, et sculptures éditées, Knokke-Le-Zoute: 2000, cat. no. S9
    N. Charlet, Yves Klein, Paris: 2000, p. 231 (illustrated)
    M. Livingstone, Pop Art, Paris: 2000, p. 54 (illustrated)
    H. Weitermeier, Yves Klein 1928-1962: International Klein Blue, London: 2001, p. 2 (illustrated)
    V. Prat, La Collection de Georges et Claude Pompidou, Paris: 2004, p. 81 (illustrated)
    L. Pajon, La Victoire de Samothrace, Paris: 2005, p. 118 (illustrated)
    S. Andrews, Yves Klein à la conquète de l'espace, Paris: 2006, p. 26 (illustrated)
    Le Nouveau Réalisme, exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2007, p. 199 (illustrated)
    Yves Klein - The Venus Project, exh. cat., Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich: 2014, p. 34 (illustrated)

148

La Victoire de Samothrace, (S 9)

1962
dry pigment, synthetic resin on plaster, metal, stone base
52 x 24.5 x 24 cm (20 1/2 x 9 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Incised 'YK 62' on one wing. Numbered '93/175' on the figure's reverse and again on the underside of the base.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £170,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm